Saturday Roundup: Kedon Slovis Cover Boy

Kedon Slovis is on the cover of Street & Smith’s college football preseason magazine. USC is ranked No. 18. Alabama is No. 3.

  • Here is some video from today’s protest at USC
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  • Here’s another photo from Joni Mitchell’s 1968 USC concert. She was 24 years old and this was her first U.S. appearance after a European concert tour.

87 thoughts on “Saturday Roundup: Kedon Slovis Cover Boy

    1. The Science is Settled: White officers are not more likely to shoot minority civilians than non-White officers.

      We did not find evidence for anti-Black or anti-Hispanic disparity in police use of force across all shootings, and, if anything, found anti-White disparities when controlling for race-specific crime. While racial disparity did vary by type of shooting, no one type of shooting showed significant anti-Black or -Hispanic disparity. The uncertainty around these estimates highlights the need for more data before drawing conclusions about disparities in specific types of shootings.

      RESEARCH ARTICLE
      Officer characteristics and racial disparities in fatal officer-involved shootings
      View ORCID ProfileDavid J. Johnson, Trevor Tress, Nicole Burkel, Carley Taylor, and View ORCID ProfileJoseph Cesario
      PNAS August 6, 2019 116 (32) 15877-15882; first published July 22, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1903856116
      Edited by Kenneth W. Wachter, University of California, Berkeley, CA, and approved June 24, 2019 (received for review March 5, 2019)

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      1. I’d tell you to stick to football, but you don’t know a damn thing about that either. You’re a truly and DEEPLY ignorant man. People like you are literally America’s biggest problem and have been forever. You’re living, walking, blabbering proof that the world is upside down.

        Sweet Jesus, how can this be your work???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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      2. Don’t bring up religion too, you lying hypocritical libtard windbag! Your only response to a scientific study is that? In your Bizarro World feelings trump empirical facts. These other 6 academic studies will really send you to the loonie bin where you belong:

        https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-study-no-racial-bias-police-involved-shootings-james-barrett

        Read it and weep, cupcake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. “…Shout
    Shout
    Let it all out
    These are the things I can do without
    Come on
    I’m talking to you
    Come on

    They gave you life
    And in return you gave them hell
    As cold as ice
    I hope we live to tell the tale
    I hope we live to tell the tale…”

    -Tears for Fears

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    1. *
      “…And when you’ve taken down your guard
      If I could change your mind
      I’d really love to break your heart
      I’d really love to break your heart

      Shout
      Shout
      Let it all out
      These are the things I can do without (break your heat)
      Come on (really love to break your heart)
      I’m talking to you
      Come on…”

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    2. For some reason the soundtrack to all of this that keeps playing continuously when I think of this situation in particular is “Fight The Power” just blasting out of someones boombox.
      Radio Raheem? JK.
      But Public Enemy would have been appropriate last week. While we’re at it any RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE would have all of Los Angeles in the streets!
      #ZackIsBack

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      1. I hear you, but I’m looking for songs that soothes the savage beast, not pokes its cage. The people I need to reach can’t be reached that way. You gotta try to talk to people in their language before you can teach them yours. As long as we’re communicating…

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  2. Black people never said all lives do not matter. Of course all lives matter, black people just want you to realize that black lives matter because black people are the ones being choked out casually by police and being shot in their sleep by the police. Police and state are supposed to protect lives not take lives. There is a reason this issue has gone global!

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      1. I remember a day when USC didn’t need to be propped up by the media, or hyped by network shills, nor elevated before earning it. Such are the times I suppose. Kid throws a decent ball to recievers covered by db’s spotting 10yd cushions and he’s the next Otto Graham. Manufactured reality is what you’re left with when clay is steering the west coast flagship program into iceberg after iceberg. Subtract the Slovis story and tv ratings will be crickets. Home Depot ain’t fond of crickets…

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      2. Fox, I haven’t been on this blog for 4 or 5 months and I have a lot of thoughts about USC and the changes that have happened over that time. I also have a lot of thoughts about the team and its situation, but my mind is just driven to distraction these days. I could go as far as to call it tormented, so I can’t even do my normal “know-it-all football guy” thing and I can’t do your post justice. I’m sorry.

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    1. After this week’s looting and ransacking in Manhattan and The Bronx, Lucy Hosley went viral. The 69-year-old co-owner of the Valentine Deli was seen on a video posted to YouTube, imploring: “They tell me ‘Black Lives Matter.’ They’re lying . . . I’m black, look what you did to my store.”

      There is the reason you are wrong! Why punish innocent people for the actions of a few?

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      1. Troy, these individual videos that you go find are showing you pretty much one thing: that poor, desperate people will steal stuff if given the chance to get away with it. Guess what? Rich, greedy people do it too, but they are better at it and more polished. It’s hard to hide what you’re doing when you don’t have a pot to piss in as opposed to having a thousand pots to hide things in.

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      2. No they don’t. They show that poor desperate people are the victims of this cynically planned American Intifada.

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      3. Dude, you’re so full of talking points that you don’t know how to talk to people. And now you’re finding out that your labels don’t fit on me and I don’t fit in your pigeon holes. You’re afraid of me physically AND rhetorically and you have good reason to be. I’ve been REALLY down in the dumps lately, but I’m starting to come out of it. The guy who is trying to reach out to you is packing his bags and is about to get on the last smoker out of here, cowboy.

        You know the difference between a poor black person who steals $50 from a store and a rich white person who steals $50 million from a pension fund? I’m guilty for what the black guy did, but you’re not guilty for what the white guy did.

        Let me ask you a question, Champ… If you’re a white person and you vote the same way neo-Nazis and white supremacist do every opportunity you get, how do I know the difference between him and you? Next question: Does it even make sense for me to try and make a distinction when the result for me is the same if you win? Can you appreciate that I try to give you the benefit of the doubt in this? Can you appreciate that you never give me the benefit of the doubt because there’s never been a doubt in your mind about me and people like me?

        I know you hear me knocking and I’m standing out in your yard with my shirt off. Come and get it…bitch.

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      4. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, you are trying to pretend you are a Millennial so much it rings false. There’s a reason why you continually quote the Baby Boomers you want killed. You are a self-loathing Baby Boomer yourself.

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      5. Okay…now I know you’re just stupid and that I don’t need to waste my time with you. There are smart conservatives and there are the ones who just follow orders and they have no idea about the theory. You’re the latter. If I wanted your opinion I’d just read the Daily Caller…or is it the Daily Stormer? It doesn’t matter, you’re exposed, dismissed and a pariah to me. You’re the political descendant of slave holders and you like it like that. You don’t feel empathy when you see George Floyd, you feel a hard-on. Fuck you.

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      6. Last thing… I saw what you did to Arturo Orlando, he’s 10 times the person you are and this blog would be 10 times better with him and without you. You like to push nice people around because it makes you feel good. How does it feel to try and push a nice person with range?

        Dude, pick anything off of any menu in town and it’s on me. Just give me 60 seconds in the parking lot…60 seconds and I’ll be gone. Let me know…

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      7. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, you would shart in your Depends and have to run to the closest Port-a-potty.

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  3. “…So don’t treat me like a puppet on a string,
    ‘Cause I know I have to do my thing.
    Don’t talk to me as if you think I’m dumb;
    I wanna know when you’re gonna come – soon.

    I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love;
    I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love;
    I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love,

    ‘Cause if summer is here,
    I’m still waiting there;
    Winter is here,
    And I’m still waiting there…”

    -Bob Marley

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    1. Look at Clay Russell quote another hated Baby Boomer. You really are pathetic, Self-Loathing Boomer Boy. Try Jah Love!

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      1. For the blog: This group has a great song called “Forbidden Love” and another good one called “Reggae Ambassador.” I saw these guys play live as a teenager on a trip to Jamaica, at a reggae festival called “Sunsplash.” There were so many great acts over the course of days, I met an American girl and we made out on the beach…what a great memory.

        Thanks for the memory, asshole.

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  4. The great Scotty Bowman famously said “statistics are for losers”. Of course he was a coach who understood you don’t throw the rest of the team under the bus for the sake of one, ala Harrell and our defense. Guess it’s easier to make hype vids about gaudy statistical efforts than it is balanced, winning, team play… offense doesn’t happen in a vaccum, nor does justice.

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    1. Probably should be watching less football and more hockey. Why do the nfl, mlb, nba spend so much on their statistical analysis? This is so dumb it doesn’t fly in the stiffest of winds. Why not check the number of analysts that are carried by clemson – bama – lsu.

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      1. NHL has their share of analysts as well. Taken in context, Scotty B’s quote isn’t challenging whether or not statistics have value. It was issued as a caution against soley relying on statistics for purposes of arriving at a conclusion about an individual players true contribution towards a team win. Something Bowman managed to accomplish 1,248 times, as player, coach, & executive. Oh ya, almost forgot to mention them wins led to 14 champeenships in a sport that doesn’t give you 45sec to figure out what’s comin next in the flow of game play. Toughest trophy to win in all of sport wasn’t a tagline created by a pair of 20 something video editors. And if you drill down a couple layers into the analysts at LSU for example, you’ll find they weight the gathered stats against something decidedly non-numerical: the players personal character, that of his family, his team, and believe or not, in instances where a particular h.s. program has sent multiple players to LSU over the years, the weigh character of a town/area. Tommy Moffett & Ed O’s development forecast model that accounts for personal character (the player beyond the stats) when applied historically to something like the last 15 nfl drafts turns out to be the most accurate predictor of NFL careers that last/lead until 2nd contract time. The NFL has taken notice and commented on publicly. Stats on steroids to spin a phrase. LSU has invested heavily in determining what correlations exist between person and performance, how they evaluate and recruit accordingly, and lastly, how they create personally tailored training programs for those who decide to wear the jersey in hopes of maximizing that players full potential to whatever end goal(s) they have. I’m not sure what our analysts do. I’m not even sure clay can spell analyst without spell check.

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      2. Heart of a champion. We’ve all heard that phrase. We all know what it means. Question is, do we all know what it looks like? I’m not the Dalai Lama, but even I know heart of a champion doesn’t look like a post game stat line.

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      3. All sounds good, but ain’t worth the dime you payed to post this at the library. Stats matter. Knowing how to use them matters.
        But don’t worry your smarter than all those other guys. Probably why they get paid what they get paid and you don’t. Not that technical.

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      4. Locks, I think this was the most interesting post that I’ve ever seen here as far as new information goes. It sounds like the sort of deep analysis that could be useful across society. Thanks and don’t be a stranger.

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      5. Thank you C. Russell. Crazy as it seems, bantering back forth with others who may have a screw or two that needs tightening, keeps me relatively sane. I think…

        P76: within the same 100m race, statistics (uh, time in this case) used solamente can be exclusively relied on to tell you who was fastest in that particular race, or versus other races with comparable condidtions, etc. The statistic of time by itself in this instance wouldn’t be the best indicator of who (out of those race participants) might be fastest out of the group in 8wks. All sorts of additional data would have to be factored in… some hard/fast, some observational, some subjective. Many things besides the physical paint on a palette went into the Mona Lisa. My beef is when someone says “slovis completed x% of his passes on 2nd down that traveled y# of yards at a rate higher than burrow, ergo he’s gonna be yada, yada, etc”.
        In another life I provided some scouting info on bantam aged hockey players in advance of the WHL draft. I used to tell overzealous parents who’d proudly point to their kids statistical achievements leading up to draft year while selling their kid as the next Crosby: “wait until he gets his first blowjob, then we can talk”. Measurables are the easy thing to wrap our heads around. It’s the other shit that gives folks gray hair.
        And just for the record, I don’t know shit about shit. 1.5 ex wives would gladly attest to that fact.

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      6. Analytics isn’t about taking one race and predicting an outcome, that will hold make you an observer not an analyst. Taking a trend over an extended period, is he gaining or losing a step, or what plays to what side on which down from which formation might just give us tendencies we can exploit. But hey, of course arguing with those guys who have won professional championships and found it so successful that they hire guys to self scout. Ask Belichick. You know Chuck Knoll never used instant video, nor did he use the catapult tracking vests, nor did he use MRIs to evaluate the injuries to his players. Doesn’t mean he was a bad coach, just an old coach. I’ll put it to you to find me any successful team whose coach shuns the use of data. You think there might be a reason.
        I’ll say again, maybe you should stick with hockey reruns.

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      7. Locks, the 100 is as pure as it gets in sports. If only it was all that simple. Good stuff and those wives must be crazy.

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  5. Nathaniel Rateliff – Tearing At The Seams

    Well, did you think that I would break
    Underneath the pressure in here?

    And now the heart, if not to feel
    Is a wandering waste in the driest land
    And from these heights of these hills
    There’s a funny thing no one else can see

    A love, a love on a stage
    With a young child’s eyes
    It happens all wrong and only
    Half of it’s seen from here

    Where’s all the time gone?
    On separate waves it runs long
    A hundred miles built upon us
    It’s tearing at the seams of all that’s been
    It’s tearing at the seams of all that’s been

    I’ll wait, is this a [?]
    Or am I walking into the sand?
    Now these lies will spread
    Until we’re choking on the innocent

    Well, half of us tied and
    Half of us in chains
    We’ll cover our eyes and
    We’ll cover our mouths just the same

    Where has the time gone?
    In separate ways it’s running long
    A hundred miles built upon us
    It’s tearing at the seams of all that’s been
    It’s tearing at the seams of all that’s been
    It’s tearing at the seams of all that’s been

    They’re gonna have to drag us away
    They’re gonna have to drag us away
    They’re gonna have to drag us away
    They’re gonna have to drag us away
    They’re gonna have to drag us away
    They’re gonna have to drag us away
    They’re gonna have to drag us away
    They’re gonna have to drag us!
    They’re gonna have to drag us!
    They’re gonna have to drag us away

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      1. Appreciate you shooting straight earlier. And hey when a man’s right, he’s right. You’re right, now’s no time for same ol same.

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      2. Some of these songs I quote were written before I was born and it’s like they were written yesterday. What it makes you realize is that we’ve been going through the same things forever. I’ve gone back as far as the sixties, but I know I could go back further than that. In fact, had they a studio aboard the slave ship, I’d still be quoting redemption songs. When does it end?

        In 400 years I’ve traded a collar for a knee and I’m still singing the same old songs. Something HAS to change and it’s us.

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      3. No they weren’t. You are an ancient Baby Boomer and you aren’t fooling anyone. Tell us how it was at Woodstock. Did you have a bad acid trip and miss Jimi Hendrix?

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  6. All Lives Matter –
    The problem lies with people like you! was Ji Xinran killed by police? Are police supposed to protect and serve? At least do his memory justice and get his name right before you pull this out your butt. This is about police brutality and racial inequality by law enforcement.

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    1. No it lies with Safetyist people like you.

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  7. At least Lucy Hosley is alive to see another day. BTW black people are not the only ones looting. There are plenty of whites and other minorities looting as well. As i said before there is a reason this has gone global. If you are blind to the facts or just too dumb to understand then that is on you. Lucy is assuming only black people looted her deli. we all know what happens when you make assumptions.

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    1. You are the deaf, dumb and blind one, MegaTommy. I bet you play a mean pinball….

      The Peaceful Moderate Democrat Rioters spelled it out for you yesterday. They want to disarm us, remove the police, overthrow the government and install a socialist dictatorship.

      The Peaceful Moderate Democrats used the George Floyd tragedy as a pretext for it’s Brownshirt Antifa to instigate carefully choreographed riots in upscale areas to weaken the Trump presidency during the election year to aid Senile Joe Biden’s flagging campaign. The reason it has gone global is because socialists around the world are showing solidarity with their American brethren who want the USA as we know it to collapse.

      https://www.breitbart.com/social-justice/2020/06/06/watch-kneeling-protesters-told-to-recite-revolution-is-the-solution-not-voting/

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      1. Go Get the Hell out of Troy and this blog. Why are you such a bigot?
        1st the rioters and looters are organized by the right wing white supremacists and this is from the people who know thru the FBI. Did you
        attend USC and even graduate. You punk is what is wrong with America
        today. Never present a solution to make America great again which will
        be needed once Trump is long gone from office. Sure there is over the
        top citizens in every parts of society, but jerks like you fuel the fires that
        divide this country with hatred. Do me a favor and root for some other college like Oral Roberts.

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      2. Gargamel aka s-head the perverted preachy libtard is spewing Peaceful Moderate Democrat Rioter Conspiracy Theories. And “people who know” FBI leaders James Comey, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok told Gargamel these Conspiracy Theories, so we can trust that they are true!

        The FBI would never lie to us….

        Oh wait, they’ve been lying to us about Russian Collusion and the Fake Russian Dossier the last 4 years during their attempted Deep State coup.

        And you actually think quoting the FBI would impress anyone with an IQ over 80?

        You are even dumber than I feared.

        BWWWWWWWWWWWWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. Dude, he’s a dead-ender and a true to life racist. He’s not even smart enough to have a political conversation. No brain or substance whatsoever. I honestly can’t believe USC produces someone like that.

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      1. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, you are the racist self-loathing Baby Booomer Libtard Science Denier. Your whole world is about the pigment in someone’s skin instead of the content of the character. MLK would shake his head at you and turn away.

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  8. Here’s a question for you if black lives matter so much to the black community? Why aren’t black people protesting all the black on black crime especially in Chicago? Where like 50 people get shot every weekend. That’s why some people don’t take the movement seriously. Now to your last comment all people are looting and causing mayhem not just black people. I totally agree on that. It’s these anti-American Antifa fucs that are instigating most of the rioting. Im a minority by the way so no one gets it twisted with their ignorance and racial calling.

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  9. Well trojanboogs, as i said before this is a movement against police brutality who is supposed to be protecting life and not taking life but since people seem to always want to steer away from that truth i will entertain you. Black Americans have been beaten and oppressed since the beginning of this country’s history they also were not paid a livable wage after serving in the same wars and dying for this same country. Now put oppressed people with no money in a community and violence among each other will happen because people do not have adequate food, clothing or living conditions. Actually, it is called conditioning! The forefathers and founders of this country knew exactly what they were doing because some did not want slavery to end in the first place. Now to answer you’re question.
    BLACK ON BLACK CRIME = Jail Time
    BLUE ON BLACK CRIME = No Jail Time (and government pays for it)
    THIS IS WHY PEOPLE ARE IN THE STREETS…

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    1. This is America the land of opportunity. That’s the problem with so many black people in America. Everyone has so many opportunities and freedoms. How do you blame the white man for holding you down? Start protesting black on black and you will get more respect. If all black lives matter. How come you only protest when Cops kill a black man. Cops kill white people more than black people and there are statistics to back that up. The police need to stop their brutality and shoot first ask questions later system on all American citizens. The only ones that have the right to claim they are oppressed are Native American Indians (most still live on reservations to this day.) Im a quarter Native American Indian by the way. This is 2020 not 1864 or 1964. There isn’t a plantation any more that these coddled sports athletes call it. Who are making millons of dollars to play a game. Black people are the ones that started slavery on their own people back in Africa before The USA was even founded. How many other people come from other countries and make it here and are well off. They don’t complain because they took every opportunity and freedoms that they are offered to make it here. Why do you think so many people are trying to get in our country at our southern border, illegally everyday.

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      1. You are so right. It’s hilarious listening to ungrateful millionaire black athletes like Lebron James Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry and self-loathing white liberals like Steve Kerr, Pete Carroll and Gregg Popovich tell us how bad America has been to black people.

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  10. I believe i told MG (who i have a lot of respect for) on this blog that they would charge the officer responsible with involuntary manslaughter which would piss people off. They charged the officer with murder 3 and that is when the crap hit the fan. If the government and local police would charge their own the way the charge non police then none of this would be happening. Now thanks to this uprising the officer responsible has now been charged with a more proper murder 2. Officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor who asleep when officers served a warrant on the wrong house have still not been charged. THIS IS WHY PEOPLE OF ALL COLOR AND CREED ARE IN THE STREETS.

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    1. The Peaceful Moderate Democrats don’t care about black people. Al Bore Sr. and J. William Fulbright were Progressive Segregationist Democrats who gave us Al Gore and BJ Clinton. To Peaceful Moderate Democrats, black people are just pawns on the way to a new Socialist Paradise. Just ask Rodrick Reynolds:

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  11. This guy that supposedly is the poster child of the demonstrators & rioters had a sweet criminal history. Years in the joint. A toxicology report

    From the autopsy report:

    1. Fentanyl 11 ng/mL
    2. Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL
    3 .4-ANPP 0.65 ng/mL
    4. Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL
    5. 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.2 ng/mL; Delta-9 Carboxy THC 42 ng/mL; Delta-9 THC 2.9 ng/mL
    6. Cotinine positive
    7. Caffeine positive

    Not my idea of someone to idolize.

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    1. No, it’s your idea of someone who deserves to die in the streets. Thanks for creeping out of from under the floorboards.

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  12. It’s ok if you don’t understand, and if you are scared just say you are scared but society and racial injustice is going to change a tiny bit from all this. I’m not calling anybody racist or bigoted but just uninformed and probably been living in a bubble. No need to go back and forth with anyone who thinks black people are not oppressed in this country or social injustice does not exist because you probably also believe white privilege does not exist. But like it or not I am very proud of all peaceful protestors. gotroy u are correct my friend, this country is going to change as YOU know it. AND I LOVE IT!!!

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    1. So true. These people are dinosaurs and once again mankind will need the dinosaurs to go extinct so it has the space to evolve. Past is prologue. Way to be bro.

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      1. We know you want to help by killing all the Baby Boomers besides yourself you big mouthed Nazi.

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  13. gotroy22, I knew the type of person I was dealing with all along in you, and I was willing to let it slide to have open dialogue with you but all you do is post white nationalist rhetoric with no real thought of your own. Since I am dealing with a mental midget I am no longer engaging with you. Have a great day, stay safe and fight on I guess.

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    1. All you post is Antifa propaganda and you melt down like the snowflake you are when anyone challenges your myths.. Even when confronted with scientific studies you refuse to acknowledge you are wrong. It’s like teaching Calculus to a cow.

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    2. Fire. He’s done. He’s over 65, ignorant AND incurious just like his boy The Great Pumpkin. These fools are about to follow the biggest R.I.N.O ever into the wilderness perhaps forever. See ya!

      Better get with The Lincoln Project folks…

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      1. You love RINOs like Colin Powell, who supported Obama your Messiah. Obama sure did a great job improving things for blacks those 8 years… oh wait!

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    1. Guys, you’re trying to show me a grain of sand from a world that doesn’t exist. (I know you don’t understand that reference and that’s why we’ll be done after this) If I thought you guys had the supramarginal gyrus or basic understanding to relate, I would just tell you my story and you would see a side of America that is not taught at USC.

      These individual things you guys use to confirm your world view are the predictable results of systemic disenfranchisement of HUMAN BEINGS. The “animals” they are a reflection of are called “Homo Sapiens” and it technically includes you guys. The difference is that, in a sense, you have had the curse of entitlement without the blessing of disenfranchisement. It means that you HAVE more, but you ARE less. I know you won’t get any of that either.

      We all have these prejudices because we’re all human, but some of us understand that we have to dig deep to find the humanity IN us in order to overcome the humanity OF us. I’m sorry you two aren’t curious traveler enough to ever find your way there. Anyway, have a nice trip where you’re going and don’t bother to pack your outerwear. I tried, we’re done.

      P.S: I think my next long and poorly written screed is going to be about entitlement vs merit. Thanks for the idea, guys.

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  14. Nobody is entitled to anything in life. You earn it by the opportunities and freedoms you have in this great country. Every one is human and can make decisions and choices that affect their lives. God gave us reasoning to understand this. Goes back to the beginning of our existence as a human race. There’s too much blaming and I am the victim roll going on that people can’t stand. Here’s some simple logic for you as a human. You will get no where in life if you constantly blame others because you will not find better solutions. That better your life. That simple, Simpleton. What’s crazy is most of you have a college education on this site and still don’t understand simple logic. Enough with the race baiting and nonsense already. Some get it some don’t.
    I was almost shot and killed by a police officer when I was 19 for cutting him off when making a u-turn. While out cruising with my friends. He had me get out of the car and get out on my knees with my hands in the air. My 3 friends in the car watching what was going on. He was shaking so much. I thought he was going shoot me in the chest. Why because of the car I drove a 64 impala. He stereotyped me, thought I was a gang member which I an not. I don’t hold any grudges against law enforcement for that lone incident. Good thing he got another call, let me go and told me to go home. That’s life. Could of been my number. Thank God it wasn’t.

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