2020-07-03

Did You Know There is a Black National Anthem?

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 3:13 PM Albert Nelms wrote:
Just watch NFL football. The NFL is planning to play the black national anthem before the real national anthem on their opening week. This is a big turn-off for me. I look at the NFL as a sports entertainment venue. I go there to get away from it all. I don't want to see or listen to their political rhetoric. So, I say goodbye to the NFL. NFL call me when you're ready to be a sports entertainment venue again.

Btw, the black national anthem as a piece of music is not that great. Thank goodness it's short. Lol


There should be no such thing as a Black National Anthem.  To say that such a thing exists is to say that the United States National Anthem, the one that is supposed to be for everyone, is really just the White National Anthem.  I am discouraged by this.

What we have is a political movement that is trying to play us.  It is trying to leverage race in order to advance far-left political agendas that have much more to do with inequity and power than they do with race.

I think that race is an arbitrary social concept that we made up and it should not have much meaning.  We are all the human race, and that is what matters.

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Best wishes,

John Coffey




2020-06-29

Victor Davis Hanson: Anger, not Trump vs. Biden, now driving 2020 election

Much of the country believes that America is racist, cruel and incapable of self-correction of its so-called original sins — without a radical erasure of much of its past history, traditions and customs.
It sees occasional violence as a necessary stimulant of long-overdue change. It argues that the American founding focus on liberty and freedom as increasingly selfish and incompatible with social justice and equality.

Racism, the protesting left says, is in the American DNA. It finally requires massive cutting, chemotherapy and radiation — treatment that deservedly will sicken and may even kill the host.

The other half of the country will vote to preserve what is under attack. They feel that the dreamy world of the demonstrators and rioters is an Orwellian vision far worse than the present reality that they are protesting.

America in their view is the world's only large, successful multiracial democracy. It is the dream destination of the world's immigrants — precisely because its ancient institutions adapt and change for the better, but only if they are preserved and allowed to work.

The angry and the demonstrating are loud and visible; their opponents are angry and quiet.

The election will reveal not just who is more numerous — but sadly also who is the angriest.

In Defense of Columbus: An Exaggerated Evil

2020-06-26

Movie theaters, AMC and streaming.

A large number of movies were supposed to be out by now or were going to come out soon, but have been postponed. This makes sense.

My problem is that I don't want to go back to the movie theater any time soon, if ever. AMC, the nation's largest movie chain, is reopening on July 15th, and by all accounts, they are on the brink of bankruptcy. How many people are going to rush back to the movie theaters on July 15th?

This crisis has made me think that movie theaters are now redundant. They were in trouble before the pandemic. They should give as a way to stream all movies at home.  

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Best wishes,

John Coffey

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A coronavirus vaccine is still months away, but an antibody treatment could be closer - CNN

Currently there are at least 102 Covid-19 antibody treatments in various stages of development, according to David Thomas, vice president of Industry Research at BIO, the trade association representing the biotechnology industry. Thomas does the research that goes into his organization's Covid-19 therapeutic development tracker. He said there are so many treatments under development, it's hard to keep up.

"I never looked at it to grow this big, this fast, and I've worked on all different therapeutic areas from Alzheimer's to cancer, and to see a pipeline of this size and this breadth is amazing," Thomas said.

Seattle's "Summer Of Love" Quickly Turned Into The "Summer Of Lawsuits"

2020-06-25

Tucker: President Trump's hope for re-election

China may send ducks to battle Pakistan's locust swarms - BBC News

Caller Asks Shapiro: Is Trump Going to Win in 2020?

Cell phone use while driving becomes illegal in a week

Before the law goes into effect, drivers have been allowed to operate their GPS applications on their phone while driving. Moving forward, drivers will have to utilize Bluetooth capabilities in their vehicles or find another means of driving hands-free. For people without Bluetooth in their vehicle, a pair of headphones with a microphone will do, as long as only one ear of the headset is used while driving.

Man Tracks Down People He Photographed in the Street 40 Years Ago to Recreate Their Pictures

These are interesting. Forty years ago I was taking my first college class during the summer.

Caribbean chokes on monster Saharan dust cloud headed toward the U.S. - Reuters