Disrespectful Cheerleaders Make WWII Veterans At Game Cry – Get Devastating Response In Return..

Nowadays it’s unavoidable that, to some degree, folks simply get used to occurrences that one time would have elicited howls of protest. Get inescapably thumped on the head often and regularly enough? Your head gets harder, you factor it in and press on.

Take the National Anthem controversy for instance – certain professional athletes continue to kneel in protest during the revered song and not a few Americans barely give that dis a second thought anymore.

Then something happens which has the unintended and unexpected consequence of waking up slumbering people …

“A dozen cheerleaders from Cornell High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, decided to take a knee during the National Anthem. …”

“Not only were there World War II veterans present at the high school football game, serving as the honor guard, but the veterans had been set up by the Superintendent of the school, Aaron Thomas, who invited them to the game, knowing that his cheerleaders were planning the disgusting protest. However, Thomas along with his cheerleaders would soon realize they had made the biggest mistake of their lives, as their antics would then go on to backfire in a huge way.”

“Shortly after the protest, a journalist by the name of Sarah Slayer caught wind of the incident and decided to make a video of the events, artfully piecing together media clips and details, highlighting how the World War II veterans were so distraught over the disrespect they witnessed at the game, that many of these elderly heroes ‘had tears flowing down their faces.’ ”

“Thomas’ phone line was flooded with irate people from all across America, and within a week, he received over 650 death threats. …  Thomas then reached out to the local media, so he could whine about how Sarah Slayer’s video had made him a victim. He then accused the journalist of piecing together false details about him.” 

“A dozen cheerleaders from Cornell High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, decided to take a knee during the National Anthem. …”

“Not only were there World War II veterans present at the high school football game, serving as the honor guard, but the veterans had been set up by the Superintendent of the school, Aaron Thomas, who invited them to the game, knowing that his cheerleaders were planning the disgusting protest. However, Thomas along with his cheerleaders would soon realize they had made the biggest mistake of their lives, as their antics would then go on to backfire in a huge way.”

“Shortly after the protest, a journalist by the name of Sarah Slayer caught wind of the incident and decided to make a video of the events, artfully piecing together media clips and details, highlighting how the World War II veterans were so distraught over the disrespect they witnessed at the game, that many of these elderly heroes ‘had tears flowing down their faces.’ ”

“Thomas’ phone line was flooded with irate people from all across America, and within a week, he received over 650 death threats. …  Thomas then reached out to the local media, so he could whine about how Sarah Slayer’s video had made him a victim. He then accused the journalist of piecing together false details about him.” 

“It’s “ripped apart our community … ripped apart my household,” Thomas whined. Unfortunately for him, in addition to being the most hated man in Pittsburg, Thomas was about to also be proven a liar, which you can see from Slayer’s second video that proves that Thomas knew about his cheerleaders’ planned protest, but he did nothing to stop it.”

“Karma still wasn’t quite done calling, however. [P]olice had to be called to do regular patrols around the school, and according to MSN, the school’s homecoming game had to be canceled “amidst major safety concerns.”

There are no rationalizations for death threats or chatter promoting violence in reaction to this incident, obviously – but isn’t it refreshing to see that people are still capable of righteous indignation over the dishonoring what that truly matters?

“Taking offense over refusing to kneel during a song? Gimme a break!” some world weary sophisticates might grouse.  “Getting bent out of shape over a piece of cloth colored red, white and blue? Puh-lease!” others might snap.  “Veterans crying about it? How corny!” 2018’s hardened cynics might scoff.

Then again, the above misanthropes are engaging in the luxury of their smirking and sneering while safe and sound and free – in part owed to the sacrificial efforts of those who have served to protect and preserve America; those implicitly honored in the singing of “The Star Spangled Banner” and the raising of Old Glory at public events – like a high school football game. It’s stunning that blazing reality is lost on so many who are too “evolved” to get all sentimental over patriotic values.

Yet, sometimes “corny” is actually just legitimate respect and appreciation for what someone else has done for you.

Yes, sometimes “sentimental” is the heart reacting appropriately to something of inestimable value that touches us in a way that is hard to contain.

Shedding a tear, indeed, is precisely the proper way to react periodically when an outrage is visited upon a reality that ought, instead, to be esteemed and cherished.

Paying tribute to the American flag, rising to your feet, hand-over-heart and singing along when Francis Scott Key’s composition is performed is merely one exercise of many which ought to remind us there are elements of life that truly matter. They’re designed to elicit a pause and a moment’s reflection so that we don’t forget there is more to life than eating, drinking, sleeping, temporal pleasures – followed by death.

Of this controversy, the principle of the school, while offering an apology, also nervously and mind-bogglingly murmured, “If anything it created a healthy discussion within the walls of our building.” Well, yeah, I suppose that is one upside to an especially scabby event – but it hardly justifies it, doesn’t come close to sanitizing it.

It elicited passionate reactions from both sides, but particularly from those who felt the protests flied in the face of area veterans who were on hand to serve as the honor guard for the game,” MSN reported. “Critics of the protesters later published a video that trickled on to social media directly calling out the teens and leaving some concerned about their safety at Friday’s game.

Again, stirring concern about others’ safety is not cool. Standing up against the flouting of those who put their lives on the line for our great nation? Very, very cool.

In case those who jeer at “God-and-Country” types felt as if “old-fashioned” notions like love of one’s patrimony and basic respect for public conventions and traditions had been put to bed – a bunch of good folk over in the Pittsburgh, PA region have confirmed — it just ain’t so!

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During His 1st Day As Justice, Kavanaugh Did In ONE Day What Ruth Ginsburg Took 25 Years To Do

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Justice Kavanaugh is already breaking records and setting trends on the Supreme Court. I imagine he was welcomed with open arms by the justices but although Kavanaugh may be a team player, he still has a will of his own and most of it has to do with the clerks he employs.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh has kept one of the promises he made during his extremely divisive confirmation process: hiring an all-female contingent of law clerks. He has now hired four of them. But it doesn’t stop there. This must be driving the left nuts.

“In my time on the bench, no federal judge — not a single one in the country — has sent more women law clerks to clerk on the Supreme Court than I have,” he said. “If confirmed, I’ll be the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have a group of all-women law clerks. That is who I am,” he told senators.

Kavanaugh also hired a black law clerk, Kim Jackson, for his new chambers at the U.S. Supreme Court, matching Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s record of African-American clerkship hiring during her tenure on the nation’s highest judicial tribunal. On his first day, he did what it took Ginsburg 25 years to do. Ginsburg joined the court in 1993 and has hired over 100 law clerks… only one was black.

It appears that Kavanaugh is bucking the hiring patterns of SCOTUS. In the past, they have tended to favor white, male graduates of elite law schools. Kavanaugh is the first justice to hire an all-female class of clerks.

From Fox News, these are the women Kavanaugh has hired:

“Shannon Grammel

“A graduate of Harvard University and Stanford University, Grammel is a former president of the Stanford Law Review, according to The Washington Post. She’s also served as a law clerk for other judges appointed by Republican presidents, The New York Times reported.

“Kim Jackson

“Jackson already has practice working for Kavanaugh; she worked for him on the appeals court, according to The Times. Also like Kavanaugh, she went to Yale Law School.

“Megan Lacy

“A graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and Hillsdale College, Lacy was on the White House team tasked with handling Kavanaugh’s nomination, according to The Post. Lacy is a former counsel to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and spoke at a Network of Enlightened Women event for conservative women in 2016.

“Sara Nommensen

“Nommensen is a former student of Kavanaugh’s, having taken his class at Harvard Law School, The Post reported. Aside from her clerkships, she most recently worked in the Justice Department’s office of legal counsel. At Harvard, Nommensen was vice president of social activities for the school’s Federalist Society chapter. She also signed onto a letter of former students in support of Kavanaugh.”

As for Ginsburg and her hiring practices, they have been criticized for decades.

During her 1993 confirmation hearings, GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah asked Ginsburg if a court might reasonably conclude that a small business in a majority black city that hired 57 white employees and zero black employees over a period of years was discriminatory. Ginsburg dodged the question before Hatch pointed out that was, in fact, her own record of clerkship hiring in her 13 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“I will try harder, and if you confirm me for this job my attractiveness to black candidates is going to improve,” Ginsburg replied, to much laughter throughout the hearing chamber. That wasn’t funny and her tendency to not take on black clerks never improved.

A 2017 study published in the National Law Journal found that 85 percent of all Supreme Court clerks between 2005 and 2017 were white, and approximately two-thirds were male.

Justice Kavanaugh started work on Sunday, taking over a suite of offices formerly occupied by Justice Samuel Alito. His actions put to rest definitively that he doesn’t respect women.

In the end, gender and race should have nothing to do with this but somehow because of the left, it does. Kavanaugh wins hands down against the hypocritical left. Because of Kavanaugh, women now hold the majority of clerkships for the first time in court history.

It will never be good enough for the left though. The spokesman for a liberal group that opposed Kavanaugh said that this type of diversity would normally be applauded, but that’s not the case now.

“Unfortunately, it’s going to take a lot more than female clerks to undo the damage to the legitimacy of the court done by this travesty of a confirmation process. Women will feel much more confident in the court when their fundamental rights are protected and their equal dignity is respected in the rulings handed down by the justices,” said Elizabeth B. Wydra, the president of the Constitutional Accountability Center.

The website Law.com broke down the numbers of Kavanaugh’s clerks. They found that as an appeals court judge, he hired 25 female clerks and 23 males. Of the 25 women, 21 went on to Supreme Court positions as law clerks.

Of those who went to the Supreme Court, 13 were hired by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., but members of the court’s liberal wing also hired his former clerks. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan each hired two of his clerks, while Justice Stephen Breyer hired one. Ginsburg hired none of them. I detect another trend.

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After Life-Destroying Allegations And Torment, Trump Delivers Unexpected Surprise To The Kavanaughs

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I happened to catch the swearing-in ceremony for Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh yesterday at the White House. After suffering life-destroying allegations, lies, torment, and defamation, Kavanaugh and President Trump were both inspiring in their presentations. And Trump had an unexpected surprise for the Kavanaughs.

The ceremony was held in the East Room of the White House Monday evening. It was historic. Made even more so because for the first time in my life I witnessed a sitting president apologize publicly. Trump apologized to Kavanaugh and his family “on behalf of our nation” for what he called a desperate Democrat-led campaign of “lies and deception” intent on derailing his confirmation. It was that and so much more.

“On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure,” Trump began.

“Those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency, and due process. In our country, a man or a woman must always be presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty,” President Trump said.

President Trump went on to state that “under historic scrutiny,” Kavanaugh had been “proven innocent.” I agree with that wholeheartedly. None of the charges against Kavanaugh held up under scrutiny and none were corroborated in the least. But that is not stopping the Democrats from still threatening further investigations and an attempted impeachment of Kavanaugh. They will be stopped but it is a disturbing indicator nonetheless.

Kavanaugh was subjected to sustained, raucous applause, just as President Trump was. The mood was festive and victorious in that room. Trump was flanked by Kavanaugh and former Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, who hired Kavanaugh as a law clerk from 1993 to 1994. The other eight Supreme Court justices were in attendance as well. Kavanaugh’s parents, wife and two daughters were also there.

I observed Clarence Thomas sandwiched between Roberts and Ginsburg. He appeared to be leaning towards Roberts not wanting to touch Ginsburg. Which may not be fair, but it still looked that way. Ginsburg appeared incredibly frail and I don’t see how she can stay a justice much longer. She is 85 now and in failing health.

From Fox News:

“Trump thanked top Republicans for spearheading Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and particularly praised Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins. Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court appeared certain only after Collins delivered a dramatic, point-by-point explanation of her vote for Kavanaugh in a floor speech on Friday afternoon. “We are indebted to Susan Collins for her brave and eloquent speech,” Trump said.

“The president also led a standing ovation for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., whom he called a “great” leader who has done an “incredible job for the American people.” Under McConnell, Republicans have now confirmed 26 federal appellate judges and two Supreme Court justices. (Kavanaugh’s rise to the Supreme Court creates a new vacancy on the influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, where he had served for 12 years.)

“At the conclusion of Trump’s remarks, Kennedy administered the oath to Kavanaugh as his family looked on, and the room again broke out into sustained applause. As Trump noted, it was the first time a Supreme Court justice has ever sworn in his former clerk to take his seat.

“Taking the podium as the Supreme Court’s newest justice, Kavanaugh acknowledged the partisan rancor that surrounded his confirmation and gripped the nation over the past two months. “I take this office with gratitude and no bitterness,” he said.

“All nine of us revere the Constitution,” Kavanaugh continued, referring to his new colleagues. “The Supreme Court is an institution of law. It is not a partisan or political institution. The justices do not sit on opposite sides of the aisle. … The Supreme Court is a team of nine, and I will always be a team player on a team of nine.”

“At times emotional, Kavanaugh praised his “amazing” and “fearless” friends for standing by him, and said that his focus now is “to be the best justice I can be.”

“My goal is to be a great justice, for all Americans, and for all of America,” Kavanaugh said. “I will work very hard to achieve that goal. I was not appointed to serve one party or one interest, but one nation.”

“He vowed to continue to “coach, teach, and tutor” — a notable promise, given that student backlash at Harvard Law School last week prompted Kavanaugh to withdraw from teaching a planned course there.

“I am an optimist. I live on the sunrise side of the mountain,” Kavanaugh said, echoing a line from his fiery testimony last month before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I see the day that is coming, not the day that has gone.’”

Despite mud-slinging, false allegations and the worst smear campaign I have ever seen, Brett Kavanaugh will now sit on the high court. The vote to confirm him was along party lines – 50 to 48. And just like that, Kavanaugh became the 114th Supreme Court justice. It was the closest vote to confirm a justice since 1881.

The new justice was “caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats,” Trump said as he left the White House earlier Monday for a quick trip to Florida. “It was all made up, it was fabricated and it’s a disgrace.” There’s no arguing with that statement.

Mitch McConnell on Sunday praised his fellow GOP senators, who he said re-established the “presumption of innocence” in confirmation hearings. “We stood up to the mob,” he added. That they did and should do much more often.

Congratulations to Justice Kavanaugh. The Supreme Court will now lean right for a generation or more. And President Trump may not be done with nominees just yet… Ginsburg anyone?

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.@POTUS: “On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure.” https://fxn.ws/2IIIT1G 

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.@POTUS: “What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process.” https://fxn.ws/2IIIT1G 

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.@POTUS: “We are indebted to @SenatorCollins for her brave and eloquent speech, and her declaration that ‘when passions are most inflamed, fairness is most in jeopardy.'” http://fxn.ws/2IIIT1G 

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Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Brett Kavanaugh to be associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. https://fxn.ws/2IIIT1G 

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