Journalism is dead.
ShareTweet Nathan Phillips, the Native American man at the center of the controversy involving Covington Catholic High School students who were unfairly smeared by the media, is raising money with the help of a major big-money left-wing operation, and has a history of appearing in the press claiming to be a victim of anti-Native racism.
“[Phillips] is a Vietnam Veteran and former director of the Native Youth Alliance,” according to Heavy.
The Native Youth Alliance appears to be a standalone entity. However, the larger well-funded Native Youth Leadership Alliance — which told us that it is not associated with Phillips — is currently promoting Phillips’ fundraising campaign stemming from the incident with the Catholic teens.
The Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA) is a non-profit organization that is funded by the same far-left power players who are often involved in bankrolling leftist causes. The organization’s funding partners include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Social Justice Fund Northwest.
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The homepage for the NYLA is promoting Phillips’ fundraising campaign.
The point is this: Phillips is not simply a random Native man who was accosted by “racist” MAGA-hat wearing teens, as the mainstream press has reported. He is connected to leftist activists who donate large sums to leftist causes. And now, he is personally fundraising off the mainstream press’ misdeeds.
Given that the full, unedited video of the interaction between Phillips and the students shows that Phillips clearly approached the students, and given that he is connected to left-wing social justice causes, one could conclude that he targeted the teenagers for their support of President Donald J. Trump. Yet the mainstream press narrative is exactly the opposite – that the boys targeted Phillips.
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Are you saying that we shouldn't exercise a right if it inconveniences the police? (I know that wasn't your intent)
WATCH: New video is surfacing online of protesters harassing the Covington Catholic High School students before the incident with Nathan Phillips: #CovingtonCatholic #NathanPhillips pic.twitter.com/CJUTr4EECh— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) January 21, 2019
When these things go sideways both sides are left pointing their fingers at each other...... for what ??? Did either side accomplish anything or change anyone’s minds ??
well, the ol' indian has inserted hisself into the political mix. His life is now going to get the anal exam.......
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No doubt that guy is a crap stirrer. The altercation started with the group of black kids confronting the Catholic kids. Were the Catholic kids there with parents ??
Here’s just a tip for one of the kids......... Doing the tomahawk chop at a Cleveland Indians game is appropriate....... doing it in the face of a real indian...... maybe not so much..... even if the guy turns out to be a douche.....
At least provide your own thoughts and ideas along with links......
my links are always pertinent and many are to discredit the lies and falsehoods put forth by the PutZedians or to bring information to the forefront ... same as Annony's are .... many walk around in a daze, not knowing what is actually happening or going on or what the real facts are ... others ignore what is going on or deny what that truth is .... those are the PutZedians ... kinda like with Russia gate, there is so much now known about the Fisa's, the fake dossier and the soft coup on Trump, and everything that Ive presented has now been shown to be true ... some still deny those facts ...
Native American activist Nathan Phillips faces questions about reports that he’s a veteran of the Vietnam war.
According to multiple news accounts, the activist is 64 years old, which means he would have been 18 years old in 1973, the last year any U.S. combat units were stationed in Vietnam. Mr. Phillips also claims to be a Marine veteran, although the last Marine combat units left Vietnam in 1971.
A careful reading of Mr. Phillips‘ own descriptions does not make clear if he ever set foot in Vietnam. Instead, he has used much more careful language claiming he is a “Vietnam times veteran,” an ambiguous phrasing that led many media accounts to conclude he was a combat veteran.
Mr. Phillips could not be reached for comment Monday.
Nick Sandmann, who was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend as part of the March for Life, is the student caught on video wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat and facing Mr. Phillips. The encounter was virally framed as Nick “confronting” Mr. Phillips, although video from multiple sources and angles shows it was Mr. Phillips who initiated the contact and bewildered Nick.
Not at all. My life is great, unlike yours, apparently. After all, who spends the balance of their days searching for links that fit their political narrative in order to copy and paste them to a bowhunting forum? That's a special kind of loser in my book.
You said the teens didn’t go there to protest. That’s not the truth Jeff. You are wrong. They WERE there to PROTEST ABORTION............ Teen aged high schoolers were at a Political rally unsupervised...... A rally that is almost certainly going to be met with resistance.....
Would any of you here send your kid to a Political rally unsupervised... that is certain to be met with resistance... and could possibly turn violent ????
The Catholic School was closed yesterday. I hope those kids are happy. Kids that go to that school who don’t give a damned about MAGA hats or Pussy hats had their school interrupted. And for what ??? What in the Sam hell was accomplished ???
What exactly did this whole event accomplish ???
To you think it’s appropriate for high school teenagers to be at a volitile Political assembly with no chaperone ???
My kids won't be going to ANY rally while they're in school, supervised or not! These kids had no business being at the rally when they're supposed to be in school learning the fundamentals that are so much more important. Wheather the school set it up or not...only a fool would allow their high schoolers to participate in this type of rally. It almost certain to turn out like this did. Now they're missing school because of the backlash?! Like I said...foolish...what else were the grown ups expecting when they planned this trip to begin with?
I used to do the tomahawk chop in Tallahassee back in the late 70's when I was a Florida Seminoles fan for almost one season (only because of a girlfriend at the time ;-) ... Then I reverted back to being a Gator fan again when I finally came to my senses.... :^p
We should avoid any activity that might trigger someone to respond with vehemence or violence?
Our rights end where they might disagree with someone's opinion or hurt their feelings?
Just expanding on your question BB. So, you technically started the logic.
Here’s a great idea Henry. Organize it with your school to make a field trip to Washington, the next time a group of vagina hat wearing ladies have a pro choice rally....... You and your students can wear all the MAGA gear and carry pro life signs in peaceful protest of the pro choice rally........ Report back here after you get parent approval,,,, And then let us all know how the peaceful rally was a great teaching opportunity and a priceless experience.......
These kids went to a pro-life rally with hundreds of thousands of others. They neither sought nor escalated a conflict, yet you seem to be blaming the kids.
Should pro-life people just cancel all future rallies?
According to you, the kids should neither go to the rally nor wear MAGA hats.
Should all pro-life rallies and activities be cancelled? Which ones do you want to allow?
Ban MAGA caps - where/when? Just for kids at rallies in DC? For everyone at rallies? For kids everywhere? For everyone in DC?
No way would I allow someone I was responsible for that was not of legal age participate in an event that experience has taught us might put them in harm's way.
JMO, any adult who would is irresponsible and is lacking in judgment.
There are plenty of recordings if I want to show and discuss the irrational behavior of leftists with young people.
FWIW, as a Club Advisor on our campus, I could never secure permission to take kids to an event like this. Our Insurance company, which has to approve every off campus event, would deny us coverage. And our kids are adults.
We know the left lacks judgment, but some here I am surprised of the position they are attempting to defend. Adults should have pulled the kids out at the first sign of volatility.
Demonstrating responsible behavior evidently is a lesson some adults here missed. Chris, you continue to show good judgement, and as a LEO that is great for the rest of us. Thanks.
If there was a KKK rally in Washington..... I would fully support you in going there and wearing MAGA hats and carrrying signs.... “Down with the KKK”. Hell,,,, I might even join you........
But there is NO WAY IN SAM HELL that my kid is going....... How much more clear can that be ??? (And by kid I mean under 18 and living under my roof.)
It was cyrstal clear several posts back of yours to anyone willing to be realistic about the potential for conflict to turn violent at these types of events.
I agree that the kids had a Constitutional right to be there. I agree the leftists escalated the situation, which is no surprise. (Berkley?)
The press pushed an absolute lie, but what else do we expect today.
I was surprised the kid's facial expression did not cause a bigger issue. I would start with that lesson. The interview I saw with him, his demeanor was much different.
HA...I think you're priorities are twisted. We all agree on exercising our rights. Some of us don't think kids need to get involved in adult agendas like abortion. Seems like a no brainier to me, and that makes it look like you're using these kids as human sheilds...you know?...like the libs did in Wisconsin. And everywhere else for that matter. Indoctrination before education is a recipe for disaster!
So you wouldn't allow them to play sports, drive (or ride in) a car, etc?
I have had a number of current (at the time) and former students go to DC for the life rallies (I was not involved directly in any of this). None of them have been harmed and I believe most learned a lot about how our society, our nation, and our politics work. I enjoyed hearing what they had to say about the experience when they returned to Kansas. Most were from private schools. I'm not sure if I remember any of my public school students going when they were students.
There is an increased chance of them being physically assaulted at a Political rally.
Are you willing to take your kids to the KKK rally holding up signs that say “Down with the KKK” ?? Why not ???
Some people also think that nobody under 21 should be able to use a firearm. Which rights do you intend to take from kids? Which parental rights do you intend to take from parents and give to the government?
I prefer to teach kids how to think and let them use that skill in increasing amounts as they mature.
You say I sound like a liberal, but I'm not the one advocating that the government increase their control over people.
No. I also would not go or encourage anyone else to go to any other counter-protest.
Unless what they are doing is illegal, the KKK has a right to have their event. If it is illegal, then I leave it up to you and other similarly employed people to take care of.
KKK folks are bat shit crazy. Any counter protest to one of their marches is highly likely to be met with violence.
But there’s pro choice people out there that are just as bat shit crazy and certain to show up at right to life gatherings. That’s a no brainer....
How did this teaching event work out for these kids Henry ??? Their school was closed yesterday and there are Police Officers on scene at their school today to protect the kids. Is that fair for the kids who had no desire to be involved in the issue ???
They learned first hand that our nation is in great danger from leftists and immoral people of many stripes. They learned that there may be a cost for standing up for what is right, but it is still worth standing up for.
I am not Catholic and never will be, but I admire these kids first for being willing go to DC to make a statement for life and second for not backing down when they were told that they were evil and had no right to be there.
They will remember this day and the lessons far longer than any other day of their entire education so far.
You prefer to tell kids what to think, you pretend as you indoctrinate them to believe you are building blocks for critical thinking, but you are not.
If your logical thinking relating sports is an example, let's get really ridiculous and not have them leave the house where they might trip, get hit by lightning or a drunk driver.
When you were a principal, if you did this with my kid, you would be finished at that school. One way or the other.
And it simply is indoctrination. Lots of great kids grow up never having shot a gun or baled hay. MLK got it right, judge by their character, nothing but.
Fortunately violence didn’t erupt. If one of those kids got injured or killed at that rally.... we’d be having another discussion altogether.
And how about that carefully and professionally crafted statement that the kid's PR firm released last Sunday? What a piece of the work that was.
BB, I couldn't agree with you more on this one. And I echo Frank's sentiments.
What do you think happens at about every protest?
Serious lacking of consistency in your logic!
You and I are old enough that we grew up in an age where if you poked the bear and were mauled, everyone felt you got what you deserved. That kid's smirk would have been wiped right off his face in our day. Seems to me his parents could have provided more useful lessons than being an antagonist. They knew they would most likely draw a reaction.
You want a great civics lesson at that age, educate about getting out the vote of like minded thinkers. That will have a lasting impact, more so than a few days in the news cycle.
Whether it's red flag law's or peaceable assembly, rights are rights. A right not exercised is a right lost.
Suppression of guns in the public eye or suppression of speech/assembly makes us more like a democracy than a republic.
Wolf, sheep, and dinner come to mind.
You need to do better comprehending what was written. All of us believe in free speech, and we also think real men, not those suffering from toxic masculinity, have an obligation to exercise caution and good judgement with loved ones who may not as of yet be wise to hidden agendas so as to not have to learn a lesson the hard way.
Gflight, I could say the same back about your view, what a trip...if this were some of my students, with neon colored hair, metal stuck in their faces, pants hanging too low and wanting to organize a 'climate change is happening and caused by man' rally, all of you would fail to see the merits of that civics lesson.
Like Chris said, there are nuts on both sides.
FTR, altar boy, Catholic grade school, high school, Jesuit undergrad, Catholic grad school. Only time in public schools were during kindergarten and doctoral work.
I have a bias in favor of, not against.
I generally guarantee that if I had been your kid's principal you would have been very happy with the job I did. Your kid may have not always agreed with you, but in hindsight (a little time and maturity) they also would be very happy with the job I did for them.
Since you have never had a kid, the above statement is really a shot in the dark, but you could interview any kid or parent that I worked with in 39 years and should like what you learned.
Freedom is letting other people do things you don't like.
Experiential learning is the best teacher.
Should about cover it...
Should about cover it..
HA...at what point did I EVER advocate for gov't control in my posts??!
"He tells her there won’t be any food stamps coming to reservations or the projects because of the shutdown, and then gesturing to his left, he says, “It’s because of these … bastards over there, wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.”
The camera turns to capture five white teenage boys, one of whom is wearing a maga hat. They are standing at a respectful distance, with their hands in their pockets, listening to this exchange with expressions of curiosity. They are there to meet their bus home."
Who would you have enforce that if not the government?
BTW, I have stated on this thread that I have never been directly involved with sending kids to DC to march for life. I did say that if my daughter decided to go and take my grandkids I would not discourage her. She is their mom. I'm not.
If she asked my opinion, I would gladly discuss the pros and cons of such a trip. Both have been very well stated on this thread, though not directly in the specific context of my daughter and granddaughters. Each person's decision would come from different inputs and philosophies.
No, I would not be happy with the job you did if your words reflect your philosophy. Yes, I bet in western, farmland KS it goes over great.
I noticed you did not respond to how you would handle kids that did not share your views and had an appearance that would not be accepted out that way.
Henry, not to brag but my president just sent a one page letter to me that made me blush. Feedback he received from a number of students, with vastly different beliefs, was the catalyst for his communication. I still am concerned every single day if I helped a kid on their journey to find the truth.
I hope I am wrong, but my take from many of your posts is that there is only one way to see the world. That doesn't work for me.
Again, if my kid was embroiled in this without my permission because the school leadership believed the experience was worthy of the risk, they would soon be educated in conflict resolution.
I love the hypocrisy on this site, educators are whack jobs unless they are involved in some sacred conservative cause. That's not the role of a serious educator, on either side of an issue.
Are you familiar with the term "Parenting”? Not all of us view the gov't as our parents. I suppose it's asking a lot for people to use a little common sense, when it comes to how their kids will face the world on their own. If this is not a concept you don't understand, that's fine. But, speaking of advocates,...do you advocate for the crap that kid is currently going thru? One of the lefty media sites conned him into doing an interview. You should watch it, then tell me if you want to see YOUR grandkids go thru THAT kind of learning experience...SMH!
"The youngest individual ever to receive the Nobel Prize was born in Pakistan. She lived in a small town ruled by the Taliban, which banned girls from receiving any education or attending school. At the age of 11, she was writing a blog for a local BBC station, voicing her desire for girls to continue studying. When she turned 15, Malala was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman while she was riding a bus to school. She survived the attack and was sent to a hospital in Birmingham, UK, where she now lives and runs a number of education projects."
I dealt with kids every day for 39 years who didn't see things the same way I did. Since I was teaching science, it generally didn't come up. When it did, we could have a discussion. Most of my students probably couldn't even tell you what my political positions were on most topics.
If students had very strong opinions, I often tried to get them to thoughtfully expound and defend their positions. I generally took the opposite (if no other student in the class did) opinion regardless of whether I agreed or disagreed with student.
I don't know what you mean by and appearance that "wouldn't be appreciated out that way." Please tell me what is and isn't appreciated "out that way" and how you came to that knowledge.
I have often been asked if I taught evolution or creation in biology class. My answer was always the same "I was hired to teach biology. Evolution is the currently accepted scientific explanation for how life got here, so that is what I teach." Through the years, numerous students asked me what I believed. I always told them that I was created, but that is religion not science and this is a science class. In discussion time, I allowed students the freedom to question anything they wanted about evolution as long as it was science based.
" if your words reflect your philosophy" What specific words do you refer to?
No wonder we gripe about beta males nowadays....
Teaching proper safety practices in hunter education is a lot easier than teaching "soft skills". The hunter controls the situation, whereas in a emotional situation with multiple people involved the variables at play are controlled as much by others, with an agenda that may or may not parallel yours.
Do you really think that the school took those kids to DC without knowledge, consent, and financial support from the parents?
That is what makes this indoctrination, not education. Catholicism has an agenda obviously, and a history of putting young people at risk. Focus on cleaning that up, lots of very valuable lessons to be gleaned from that approach.
It ought to be blatantly obvious that we can educate young people and mitigate unnecessary risk. Chris asked a great question, what happens if a kid was injured or killed. Is that kid's life any less valuable than one taken by an active shooter?
Why we're the kids in DC with MAGA hats?
Was there any meaningful discourse while they were there?
Did they learn?
Did they do any reflective observation on the way home?
Did the experience better prepare them for life?
Hard to get this kind of learning in the classroom.....
I bet your kids knew exactly where you stood on issues, no matter how well you thought you were nuetral.
For at least ten years I came out and stayed in Sharon Springs to archery antelope hunt. Stopped to help NJ Bussen round up a cow running free, and by his grace ended up with over 10k acres I could hunt.
Ate all my meals in town, at the train car dinner. Stayed there also. Never saw anyone who approached what is very "normal" on my campus. It was refreshing. He was a salt of the Earth person, and his wife as well.
Probably didn't see that coming Henry. I am as comfortable there as in a big city because I see people the same way...we are all just trying to make our way through life and we could all use a break and some understanding.
If they were being indoctrinated they may have got a valuable lesson that has them check their perceptions from the discourse....
That kind of learning is the parent's responsibility, not the government's.
Things do escalate. I was a couple years before entering high school when Kent State, just little drive away, ended up a disaster. We are forgetting the lessons again. Protest with a vote. Hold a rally, and walk away if a confrontation looks likely.
A right not exercised is a right lost.
Did you watch any video of the Trump rallies?
The Catholic school should not have sponsored that. The red hats have drawn violent reactions elsewhere. One can stand up for pro-life positions without bringing unnecessary politics into it.
Do what you want as an adult responsible solely for yourself. Not with those charged to your responsibility. False bravado, save it for when it counts.
Actions speak a lot louder than words. I don't need to spout anything off to feel good.
I used to believe ' God, country, Corps'. I now believe in God, freedom, family. As long as my country still does, we are good.
You know a freak accident is different than voluntarily engaging is an activity that in all likelihood will draw a reaction?
School gun walkout was their right as well.
Did some feel pressured? probably.
Could they have been influenced here? Probably
Still have the right to stand up for what they believe.
I was at the state capital twice a year fighting for gun rights for many years in case you are insinuating anything....
What kids and their parents choose to support is up to them. I won't voluntarily support any cause that I don't believe in. As for approving, that could depend on the situation and the age of the kid. I don't think it's appropriate for parents to take kids to some of the violent and profane leftist events, but it is not up to me to to decide that.
I cant be more clear that I think it is up to the kids and their parents unless there is illegal activity or specific danger to the kid. In the case of the right to life marches, millions have participated without any harm to any kid as nearly as I know.
I have worked with a lot of kids and know that when given the opportunity most will rise to the occasion and do even better that we expected. As an educator, I advocated for giving students opportunities for self-responsibility and appropriate consequences if they failed to live up to academic or behavioral expectations. You seem to think that HS kids are snowflakes who cannot experience and learn from life.
Again, over the years millions have attended the right to life march. It is not a dangerous event, though it does have the possibility of allowing students (and adults) to experience life outside the hallways of their schools.
My opinion is not based on this thread alone. I believe you are aware of that. I have made "noise" before when I felt you were a little narrow minded.
You are correct about most of the demonstrations in the past having been peaceful. I hope you recognize we are living in different times. Our president is a lightning rod who seems to cultivate controversy. They are on a right to life demonstration, yet decided to wear hats that have a record of inciting reactions. The kid stands there smirking. Yes, you have the right to raise your kids that way, it is within the law. And, you will have your judgement questioned, and rightfully so IMO. That is not self-righteous but rather sound judgment. You don't get it, sadly so.
When it counts, I make a stand, but only when I have myself to be concerned about. And I certainly don't hide behind kids to push an agenda.
I expect unbecoming behavior from the left, I used to expect more from our side. If anyone believes the behavior on recent display is not going to leave a lasting, and negative impact, they are only fooling themselves.
I'm out, it's yours from here.
" You seem to think that HS kids are snowflakes who cannot experience and learn from life."
Equally great, HA.
There is NO reason anyone should expect to be threatened by their choice of hat, t-shirt, or position. The only way that flies is if we allow it.
The authorities have been lax in their enforcement of the law, particularly with regard to violent leftists like antifa and that does give people pause in certain areas. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with expressing one's position with clothes and I TV is against the law for anyone to take action against someone for wearing a hat just as it is if they are wearing black skin.
The lack of enforcement authorities to stop the actual aggressors in this situation leaves it to the individual to protect himself and fight for his rights.
That will inevitably end with some asshole being shot by someone they frightened. Of course that will be used by leftists against the legal gun carrier regardless of the totality of the circumstances. In short, we are screwed if we do and screwed if we don't so we might as well protect ourselves and our rights and let the chips fall where they may.
Do kids at a Catholic School ignore the Pope on this issue, and support President Tump and the wall ???
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His name is Pope Francis, and he deserves respect whether we agree with him or not, whether we subscribe to his faith or not.
Trax, being disrespectful towards MLK, Pope Francis is easy to do as an anonymous poster, once again calling out the hypocrisy of you pointing out the behavior of lying liberals etc.
Does that mean he’s not a Marine Corps Veteran ?? What the heck ever happened to “Once a Marine,, always a Marine”...?????
Is he not a Native American ?? Is he not an elder to those teenagers ??? Do you think doing that tomahawk chop in front of him was being respectful ??
You will never admit one fault with anyone..... as long as they are all Trump all the time. President Trump could crap in your hands,,, And all you would have to say is that’s the most beautiful crap you’ve ever held.
When in the military I observed the protocol fitting their title like I do my boss today because I have to or face repercussions.
Respect from me is only given for those who earn it. It is something given of my own free will like Love.
They were at a protest being called incest kids, bigots, racists. I think it was pretty nice they only did a school chant with a tomahawk chop. I do see your point with the Trumpette copy/poser.
If that guy who walked into the boys trying to provoke more than discourse is lying about his service he is just like Trump or Kerry in my book. Draft dodging and lying about your service are lowest on my respect list.....
Chris, your response to Jeff hit the nail on the head, for more than just myself. It is apparent that double standards are fine as long as you support Trump. Call liberals out for lying, which we should, but you will never see Jeff post a link about one of Trump's actually being arrested for lying. Mueller is always the bad guy.
And by now Chris you should know that Jeff doesn't subscribe to once a Marine...Mueller is a Marine. Evidently a terrible one.
Yet he has no problem with a guy who voted twice for O’Bama,,,, Since that person has now flipped and professed their total support of President Trump.......
The Marine should have stood up to the racists who were also insulting them, but instead he walked into the MAGA crowd beating a drum in their faces to instigate a physical response.
As I said above,
I think it was pretty nice they only did a school chant with a tomahawk chop.
What is the definition of Assault?
I would think if he touched them while beating that drum in their face they could have put him on the ground in self defense. Then of course the liberals would go crazy on the racists....
Hell, we have people here thinking a red hat is a confederate flag and shouldn't be worn.
What do you think them Hebrews would have done to stolen valor Phillips beatin' that drum in their face?
I am a pessimist and you are probably an optimist.
People earn my respect, you respect people until they lose it?
I will clarify as well that I don't consider courtesy to be respect.
Yes, I am an optimist. And yes, I do try and respect people until they prove they do not deserve it. Seems to be part of the lessons I learned from my upbringing.
I consider courtesy to be the behavior all decent people should exhibit. Treat people like dirt, and expect the same in return. Seems to me a lot of us could sand the rough edges off and this nation would have better results.
I will clarify as well, I do not think people who shout, call others names etc. are any more resolute about their professed beliefs. I typically assume they are ignorant, uneducated, or immature.
I have no problem with them wearing the hats or shirts there or in public..... But apparently their church does.
The march is political.
The hats are political.
They should stand up to the hate and bullying from the left......But they probably won't.
Pu**y hats ok red hats racist........Bull***t
Now,,, You and I can totally disagree with him on that point.....
But in no way will you make me believe that old man was looking for a physical altercation by standing there beating on that drum.....
What has this accomplished ????? Canceling of school on Tuesday. Arming the School with Police presence on Wednesday. Canceling of the schools basketball game. A statement from the school that an investigation and possible suspensions may be forthcoming. The bishop of their diocese stating MAGA hats had no place at that rally......
What has this accomplished ?????
It has shown objective people the hate and disdain of Democrats in order to suppress freedom of those they disagree with.....
I’m sure there’s a lot of kids that go to that school that are being disrupted right now..... regardless if they are concerned with this issue at this point in their lives or not.
They are being taught to be silent, give up, walk away, and to never speak up again by the church and others not supporting them.
They had just as much right to protest and wear a political hat as any other groups do, IT WAS A MARCH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, except in this case the left is trying to silence their voice, call them racist, and are using the media and their own people to help them do it.
Sad state of affairs....
I agree they have the right to protest and wear the hats. No argument from me there.
You guys may not care what the Pope and the Bishop think of this whole mess....... (nor do I)....... But I’ll bet you that the administration of Covington Catholic School sure does.
I wonder about that statement.......
Here is an article on some of the different reasons it is currently a Teen trend.....
After this fiasco, If I didn't strongly dislike our "DDIC" Draft Dodger In Chief I would buy one to stand for 1A....
Forget the hate pouring out, you really expect to win with this approach?
Those kids should have been preparred for the possibility of confrontation and how they would handle it peacefully and without tarnishing themselves or their school. I blame the leadership, not the kids.
Lots of actions/behaviors are constitutionally protected, that doesn't make them right or smart.
Were they wearing the hats during the March or just when waiting on the bus and being accosted by the drum beater and racist hebrews?
Students are required to abide by school standards when off campus during school functions, not just when present at the activity they went to.
In an earlier time, the school leadership would have stepped up and taken the blame for lacking in proper supervision. Instead, their first reaction appears to throw the kids under the bus, pun not intended.
You think this reaction was somewhat caused by decades of adults justifying their own poor behavior? And yet we keep right on doing it, both sides, all of us.
I was just curious if they wore the MAGA hats and hoodies the whole time. Some groups dressed different during the march and changed back before boarding their buses.
I think they behaved much better than the adults involved and are being persecuted by the leftists and some on the right.
Smirking really? What faces do people usually make when whack jobs invade their space beating drums?
Total failure of leadership. You are right, kids smirk. He should have never had that opportunity.
Because its hard to predict where you pick up a bus after a rally in DC and whether a thrice AWOL Marine Reservist who escaped from jail will get in your face......
Stop and think man. Why is the liberal press showing it over and over? Because people, a whole bunch of them, think much differently than the CF conservative bunch. Yes, image matters, like it or not.
Hands up don't shoot perfect example....
But feel free to don your MAGA hat and be tolerant of diversity Jeff.... I know you’re tolerant of Muslim Americans,,,,
So far it has been a fight without powder. And we are losing. We are going to a gun fight armed with a fork.
We have to watch our every behavior because the deck (press) is stacked against us. We don't surrender, we change tactics. I agree, it's not fair. I only care about winning.
Trump's ego has been hurting us more than helping the end game. Style matters. Soccer moms, or their equivalent today... He got a free pass once, that is not going to continue.
No, I don't have the answers other than huddle up with some advisors that he might listen to. But since he has been in office, I have talked with scores of people who once supported him but are now being put off by his behavior. They accepted brutish behavior during a rough and tumble election, but now want a person with dignity to represent our country.
If this keeps up, no way will he receive a second term. Before you respond to that, remember all of you who thought the House was going to gain R.
I will say it again, I am hopeful his approach is changing in style.
He SHOULD declare an emergency in 3 weeks if the dems dishonor their word. He should do it without belligerence and just tell the American people he believes national security is at risk, it is the number one job of the president to protect Americans and not take any shots at anyone else. Let it play through the courts. If they reverse his EO, go again to the American people and ask them to personally vote in 2020 for folks who declare they will support building the wall. Let the people decide.
You have tolerance for people who think exactly like you do Jeff...... Beyond that,,,, You are the most intolerant person I’ve talked to on the Bowsite... and I’ve been around since it started in about 1995.
Republicans are worried about perceptions I am not. I am concerned about freedom and facts. Cowards hiding and scared of being called racist because dumb azz voters believe taglines are of no use and will capitulate when confronted anyway.
Playing the BS race card on me you just piss me off because I am not. People that are not standing up for these young men who were racially insulted by one adult group and assaulted by an adult POS to get a response are gutless cowards in my book.
Fear to stand up for your rights leaves you with none.
Tories I think they were called when the great experiment was started.
They sure are....
It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offence. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: FACECRIME, it was called.
“This is libel. Retract, or get sued,” Barnes tweeted, quoting a now-deleted tweet from the Minnesota Democrat in which she claimed the teens were at fault for the confrontation Saturday at the Indigenous People’s March in Washington, D.C., between the students from the Northern Kentucky school and Native American Nathan Phillips.
“The boys were protesting a woman’s right to choose & yelled ‘it’s not rape if you enjoy it,’” Omar tweeted Tuesday night, before deleting the tweet Wednesday morning. She also erroneously wrote that the students “were taunting 5 Black men before they surrounded Phillips and led racist chants.”"
He’ll have to sue the kids’ own school too since they issued a statement condemning the kids........
While he’s at it........ He should sue the Pope and the local Bishop too ............HAHAHAHA
"Nathan Phillips, the Native American protester who was at the center of the viral Covington MAGA Kids controversy, has made a number of claims, and even doubled down on them.
However, these are claims that don’t appear to hold up to any level of scrutiny outside of the deceptively cropped video he wanted you see.
Here are several of the deceptive claims Phillips has made.
1) He was a Vietnam Era Veteran
While technically true (he served in the Marines prior to the end of the Vietnam conflict), his service began in 1972. This is based on his birthdate of February 22, 1955 and his statement that he joined the Marines at the age of 17.
The problem people noticed with his service beginning in 1972 with the Marines, is that this branch ceased operations and exited Vietnam in 1971.
The Washington Post has seemingly confirmed that Phillips indeed did not serve in Vietnam, and quietly issued a retraction at the end of one of their articles.
From The Washington Post:
“Correction: Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War. Phillips said he served in the Marines, but wasn’t actually deployed in Vietnam.”
Again, while technically true that he was a veteran in the Vietnam era, calling himself a Vietnam era veteran was intentionally deceptive (much like the video) because nobody actually says this unless they served in the war itself. Nobody says they’re a Desert Storm era veteran if they didn’t actually serve in Desert Storm, etc.
The media largely reported that he served in the Vietnam war, and Phillips did not correct them or set the record straight. Rather, he allowed this to continue to be reported while leaving himself a back door on the technicality of the word “era.” He allowed himself to be cannonized based on deceptive wording, basked in the attention, and never issued any correction.
This is probably as close to Stolen Valor as you can get without anyone being interested in charging you.
However, a video of Phillips posted on the Facebook Page called Native Youth Alliance has come to light where he indeed claimed to be a Vietnam Vet.
From the video:
“I’m a Vietnam vet, you know, I served in the Marine Corps, ’72 to ’76,” Phillips said in the video. “I got discharged May 5th 1976, you know. One of the — I got honorable discharge — and one of the boxes in there, it shows if it was peacetime, or what my box says is that I was in theater. I don’t talk much about my Vietnam times, you know. I usually say I don’t recollect, I don’t recall, you know, those years.”
2) He was a Recon Ranger
According to Nathan’s DD214 discharge papers, he was Fridge Mechanic, despite calling himself a Recon Ranger, a title which doesn’t actually exist in the Marine Corps. The closest unit to this is called the Regimental Reconnaissance Company, which didn’t form until 1984.
3) He was Honorably Discharged
Nathan Phillips stated in the above video that he was Honorably Discharged. As it turns out, he was discharged without honor. Phillips had gone AWOL several times and was disciplined for behavior while in the USMC.
While I really don’t care much about his service record, the issue is that he has at best deceived, and at worst lied about his military service for the sake of lifting his stature and credibility.
4) The Covington Kids were aggressive to the Black Hebrew Israelites
Nathan Phillips characterized the Covington Kids as being the aggressors towards the Black Hebrew Israelites, calling the high school kids beasts and likening it as predator to prey.
As it turns out, the Black Hebrew Israelites were taunting the kids, calling them faggots, incest babies, etc. The kids started a school chant to drown out the provocation.
5) The Covington Kids approached him
Video of the incident shows Phillips marching up to the kids with his drum. He was the one who approached.
6) Nicholas Sandmann blocked his path
Phillips claims that the smirking kid Nicholas Sandmann blocked his path and would not let him pass. Yet, video evidence shows a large clearing to the left of Sandmann with ample room to continue proceeding up the steps. Yet, Phillips walked in front of Sandmann, stopped, and proceeded to bang his drum in Sandmann’s face.
7) The kids surrounded him
At no point was Phillips actually surrounded. His own group was behind him and, as stated above, he could have easily continued up the stairs if that was his goal.
8) The kids stole his narrative
Phillips has claimed, in light of all the video evidence, that the kids stole his narrative, and has essentially doubled down on his account. The problem is the kids never stole his narrative. The kids had their own version of events, and video evidence was completely in line with their version, while striking down everything Phillips has claimed. That’s not the work of a narrative. That’s the work of evidence.
While the Left has lionized some ridiculous people in their time, this one just might be the most ridiculous."
But you can pick apart the guys past and it changes nothing about what actually happened there. It doesn’t matter to me if the kids approached him or he approached the kids. What was disrespectful to me was that when they were standing there in a faceoff with what was obviously a Native American elder......... one of the kids taunted him with the tomahawk chop. And I saw no chaperones in sight..... while these kids were being confronted by the Black Hebrew Israelites.
And what is the lawsuit going to be for ??? Excessively beating his drum ??? Ridiculously frivolous waste of time.
And how did he defame the kids character anyways ?? Our lawsuit happy society is a joke.
"Assault charges may be as minor as the classification of Simple assault, which does not result in any bodily injury upon the plaintiff. Simple assault is the violation of one's personal space without consent that does not result in physical harm. Importantly, simple assault charges, unlike menacing charges, must result in physical contact."
Personally I think bringing a lawsuit against the pitiful old man will just make the kid look bad....
I wager...... Zero.
How is he gonna pay dearly ??? He doesn’t have a pot to piss in.....
If you think that lawsuits are the answer to right the wrongs in our society,,,, Then I say that you are part of the problem with our society.......
Agreed, it is also Constitutionally protected.
That is the lesson these young adults need to learn IMO. There are people like him, and best to let them wallow in their own hate and move on to undertake more productive actions. Now we will waste resources just to 'show him". Conservative thought off the tracks.
What they learned is if you are white, Xtian, and pro life you will be the enemy in the press and people will blame you even if your innocent and within your rights.
The also learned that even though they were more responsible than the others were and well within their rights to stand in a public place waiting on their bus people will still blame them and say that they should have retreated.
Yes, all the name calling from the other side does not justify poor behavior. At least I thought that was part of the Bible's instructions. We maintain higher standards. The military taught us to do that over civilians. Remember?
He only gets the respect he deserves picking on kids.
Are they kids, or young adults? Seems to keep changing as needed.
You are the only one to call them young adults. Not aware of this changing you refer to, only remember calling them students or kids?