My calendar for Feb. 4 just became wide open.

You may have heard the newest twist in the tiresome saga of the NFL gone crazy. Yes, Roger Goodell and the NFL, in yet another act of liberally slapping America in the face, denied a paid advertisement submitted by AMVETS (American Veterans) to be displayed during the Super Bowl. Evidently, the highly controversial advertisement was so offensive it could not be approved by the PC police at NFL HQ.

“Please Stand” was the advertisement with an American flag in the background. Plain, simple, respectful and not unreasonable, I should think along with perhaps millions of other people who think the same.  

Oh my dear Lord (oops, can’t say that), when did politely asking, using the adverb “Please,” that everyone, including over-paid, self-absorbed members of the NFL, to simply stand in respect for our nation, its flag and its anthem?

Rhetorical question, I know. The oppression of free speech began when the voices of millions of “deplorables” across this country rose up and took a stand against the liberal elite and their followers, leaving them clutching to nothing but censorship and hate.

Insanity continues to know no bounds and Commissioner Goodell and all of the rest of the spineless executives in that organization have chosen to turn their backs on the very country that provided the stadiums for which to make their multi-millions off the backs of Americans.

Back to my now-free calendar. What should I do since I absolutely will not be watching the Super Bowl that afternoon?

I have an idea. I think I will go outside to my front yard where my flag pole stands proudly and put a huge American flag on the lanyard and hoist it up high in the sky for all to see.

I might really push the cultural PC limits and become even more rebellious – patriotic some may say – and stand there in sheer respect for the nation of my birth and the land that has given so much to so many who were born here and not born here.

Yes, I will stand there in dawn’s early morning light and render a crisp hand salute while taking in all of the beauty of those broad stripes and bright stars as they wave over the home of the free and the brave. I think I’ll even play the national anthem over my made in America radio as I stand there.

Wait a minute, that’s nothing new, I do that every day.

So Goodell and the rest of the people who have lost their way can do whatever they please, just not with my time or money.

It’s a good thing that the NASCAR, basketball and hockey organizations have more internal fortitude than the NFL because that is where I’ll spend my sporting event dollars.

I will stand for the America I know and love until I can stand no longer. NFL, you can take that to the bank.

Viper One Six – Out.

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