Attempts to excuse kneeling are offensive

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation On Oct. 6, Briggs McAndrews wrote to support the disrespectful act of kneeling during the national anthem and did so by first stating that our president made the act of kneeling a evil gesture. Not true.President Trump rightfully called out those who disrespect our nation by kneeling during the national anthem. It’s his duty.Mr. Briggs knows full well that Colin Kaepernick stated : “I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag that oppresses black people.” Briggs twists his support of kneeling during the national anthem into a liberal gobbly-gook statement: “It’s the true role of a school district to impel young people into value forming experiences that ultimately ask them to be compassionate towards their fellow citizens.” What? Like in patty-cake football? As in compassion for those tens of thousands who gave their lives for our nation?If school administrators, coaches, teachers and parents fail to instill a pride and respect for our nation. What then? They, now by default, instill a disrespect for everyone — teachers, parents, grandparents, police, clergy etc. For example, the disrespectful dolt who placed a crucifix in a bottle of urine and called it art. Not OK. McAndrews stated: “The real value of that experience lies in the example to others of human motive and conduct.” You want a real value experience? Then you and Colin go to Arlington National Cemetery and “take a knee.” Pray for those who gave their lives so that misguided folks are allowed to spew their anti-American hogwash.Your “holier-than-thou” letter is just that — hogwash. And your attempt to excuse bad behavior is shameful at best and is extremely hurtful to old veterans like myself. That also applies to those who will write in your support.Recent credible evidence has surfaced claiming that Kaepernick was paid to do this by the center for community change, a progressive community organization funded in part by George Soros. Does anyone have to look any further than the NFL to see the damage that this nonsense does?God bless America.John OsterlitzGlenvillecenter_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Arsenal transfer target Chris Smalling to return to Manchester United after £25m Roma deal collapses

first_img Comment Arsenal transfer target Chris Smalling to return to Manchester United after £25m Roma deal collapses Smalling is set to move on this summer (Picture: ANP Sport via Getty Images)Chris Smalling will reportedly return to Manchester United this summer after a permanent move to Roma fell through, although his future likely lies elsewhere with the likes of Arsenal keen on signing him. Smalling has become a popular figure in Serie A after an impressive season on loan at Italian giants Roma. But the coronavirus crisis has forced them to reconsider their summer transfer plans and a deal for the 30-year-old may prove out of their price range, with the club facing financial difficulties. As a result, Smalling is expected return to Old Trafford in the summer, according to The Sun.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveA source told The Sun: ‘We know Chris would love to stay and it is a deal which suits all parties at the end of the season.‘The financial reality, however, is very different. The people at Roma have many new things to consider.‘Ole had to make a quick decision call to send Chris out on loan last summer because Marcos Rojo’s move to Everton collapsed at a late stage.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘The manager wasn’t surprised how well Chris has performed at Roma and does remain a fan of his.’Roma had the first option to sign the England international but United are still keen to get his £100,000-a-week wages off the books. Arsenal are long-term admirers of the centre-half and it’s been rumoured they have made an offer to sign him.Should Arsenal sign Chris Smalling?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Jadon Sancho’s stance on Manchester United move as Dortmund fire transfer warningMORE: Juan Mata responds to Manchester United’s £120m move for Jadon SanchoFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 10 Apr 2020 4:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kSharescenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Shute’s late-night decision pays off with win in Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour

first_imgTodd Shute won Tuesday’s Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature at Marshalltown Speedway. The IMCA Modified checkers paid $1,000. (Photo by Barry Johnson)MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 6) – The decision Todd Shute made right around midnight on Mon­day paid off with the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature win Tuesday at Mar­shalltown Speedway.Shute held off a very determined Tyler Droste for the $1,000 IMCA Modified victory, his first of the sea­son.“Tyler is a very respectful racer. He was right there,” Shute said following his career 78th win in the division. “It was a very fun race but also very tense.”Shute passed Jimmy Gustin for the front spot on the sixth of 30 laps and denied Droste over the final 10 circuits.Droste ended in second, three car lengths off the pace. Kelly Shryock and 16th starting Darin Duffy closed late and were scored a very close third and fourth, respectively.Gustin, winner of the opening night event at Benton County Speedway on Memorial Day, was fifth.“We haven’t been very stellar this year. I think we changed just about everything we could on the car and didn’t actually decide until about midnight the night before that I’d come,” said Shute. “This is a big race and one we gear up for, and I’ve got a very understanding boss in Gary Shearer at Karl Performance. He’s a drag racer but he gets dirt racing.”The only cautions of the contest came on laps seven and nine. Droste challenged low on the se­cond restart and briefly ran three-wide with Shute and Gustin.Top four spots were contended after midway, with Shryock challenging Gustin for third and then Droste making his a bid for the lead.Droste tried sliders on laps 21 and 27. Shute moved to a lower line in the final laps to seal the win.“I kind of ran all over in (turns) one and two and pretty much ran the top in three and four before getting up to a lapped car late,” said Shute. “I moved to the middle the last three laps and got away from them a little.”Shute’s one previous tour win had come in July of 2013 at Southern Iowa Speedway. He was al­ready on the ballot for the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.The third of 10 Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour dates this season is next Tuesday, June 13 at West Liberty Raceway. Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models are also on the card that evening.Feature results – 1. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 2. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fer­tile; 4. Darin Duffy, Urbana; 5. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown; 6. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 7. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 8. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 9. Brian Irvine, Oelwein; 10. Jacob Murray, Hart­ford; 11. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 12. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City; 13. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 14. John Emerson, Waterloo; 15. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 16. Nate Hughes, Humboldt; 17. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 18. Shane DeMey, Denison; 19. Derek Reimer, Marshalltown; 20. Josh Gil­man, Earlham; 21. Jenae Gustin, Marshalltown; 22. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 23. Eric Elliott, Boone; 24. Kurt Kile, Nichols.1st heat (top three) – 1. Rust; 2. Ward; 3. Reimer; 4. Todd Inman, Altoona; 5. Cordes; 6. Jeff Ai­key, Cedar Falls; 7. Kay; 8. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 9. Josh Most, Red Oak; 10. Jacob Murray.2nd heat – 1. Droste; 2. Hughes; 3. Jimmy Gustin; 4. Gilman; 5. Kyle Brown; 6. Jason Murray, Hartford; 7. Cory Sauerman, Johnston; 8. Trent Jackson, Marshalltown; 9. Austin Emry, Kellogg.3rd heat – 1. Shute; 2. Elliott; 3. Money; 4. Emerson; 5. Irvine; 6. DeMey; 7. Cody Knecht, Whitte­more; 8. Colby Heishman, Brooklyn; 9. Tyler Gross, Ankeny.4th heat – 1. Shryock; 2. Kile; 3. Carter; 4. Duffy; 5. Dripps; 6. Hoeft; 7. David Brown, Kellogg; 8. Jenae Gustin; 9. Jon Snyder, Ames.1st “B” feature – 1. Irvine; 2. Emerson; 3. Kay; 4. Cordes; 5. Jacob Murray; 6. Inman; 7. Richie Gustin; 8. Knecht; 9. Gross; 10. DeMey; 11. Heishman; 12. Most; 13. Aikey.2nd “B” feature – 1. Kyle Brown; 2. Duffy; 3. Hoeft; 4. Jenae Gustin; 5. Gilman; 6. Dripps; 7. Ja­son Murray; 8. David Brown; 9. Sauerman; 10. Emry; 11. Snyder; 12. Jackson.last_img read more