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Opinion/Analysis: Dems attacking Trump for Roger Stone clemency defended outrageous Clinton and Obama pardons

President Bill Clinton pardoned his own brother for felony distribution of cocaine. And a key witness in the Whitewater scandal for which he and Hillary Clinton were under investigation. And three others convicted in independent counsel Ken Starr’s probe. And Marc Rich, in what was a straight-up political payoff. And his CIA director. And his HUD secretary. And eight people convicted in an investigation of his Agriculture Department. No surprise there: The Clintons and their supporters then, like President Trump and his supporters now, regarded the special-prosecutor probes into the administration as witch hunts. Clinton also commuted the sentences of convicted terrorists, some of whom hadn’t even asked for clemency. Shameless as he was, though, even he couldn’t bring himself to pardon Oscar Lopez Rivera, the defiantly unrepentant FALN leader. President Obama took care of that. Obama also commuted the sentence of a U.S. soldier who passed top-secret information to WikiLeaks. He pardoned his former Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman, who’d been convicted of making false statements about a leak of classified information to The New York Times. And when he couldn’t get Congress to amend federal drug laws the way he wanted them amended, Obama used the pardon power to slash hundreds of sentences, under an executive initiative later sharply criticized by the Obama-appointed Justice Department inspector general. That doesn’t even account for the Obama administration’s penchant for making sure things never got to the pardon stage by distorting the law to give Hillary Clinton — the same Hillary Clinton who was nearly indicted in the aforementioned Clinton-era scheme — a pass, asserting executive privilege to obstruct the Fast and Furious investigation (for which Obama’s attorney general was held in contempt of Congress), ignoring his CIA director’s spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee, and turning a blind eye to the abuses of power and obstructions attendant to the scandal that engulfed his IRS. So, as abuses of the pardon power go — and they do go — I can’t get too whipped up over President Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s 40-month sentence for non-violent criminal obstruction of a bogusly based and ridiculously over-prosecuted investigation.

Agreed..  As many of you know, one thing we love to point out here at The Daily Buzz is the breathtaking hypocrisy of Democrat politicians and their willing accomplices in the dominantly liberal mainstream media.  This whole hand-wringing by them over President Trump’s recent pardon of Roger Stone is such an example.  Where was their collective outrage when President’s Clinton and Obama gave some of the pardons mentioned above?  Nowhere, of course.  Anyway, … former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Andrew C. McCarthy is the author of that piece.  Andrew led the 1995 terrorism prosecution against Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, and is a respected attorney and former federal prosecutor.  He’s also the author of “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.”  To read the rest of his article, click on the text above.  Thanks Andrew!

President Trump Wins Big on Secret Meatpacking Robots

President Donald Trump’s low-immigration strategy has pushed the nation’s low-wage meatpacking companies into a high-tech future, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal. The July 9 article is titled, “Tyson Turns to Robot Butchers, Spurred by Coronavirus Outbreaks.” It quotes a variety of executives in the meatpacking industry who secretly launched large investments in robots once Trump shrank their imported supply of poor and dependent refugees. The article said: Difficulties recruiting workers have been an impediment to expanding plants and building new ones, executives said. “The biggest push that we have in terms of automation over the last five years is because of the availability of labor in the U.S.,” said Andre Nogueira, chief executive of JBS USA, a unit of Brazilian meat company JBS SA. Tyson has spent $500 million on technology since 2017, the newspaper said. “Excellent,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies. “Cheap labor policies are the Luddite policies of our era, and they are delaying the adoption of modern robots and technology.” Once deployed, the technology will help American meatpackers get higher wages, she said. The coronavirus crash in 2020 exposed the hidden risks in the labor-intensive, low-productivity industry, she said. “Packing in a lot of workers, many of whom may not quite understand the health and safety precautions because of language barriers, is dangerous, and not good for their bottom line,” she said. “When people get sick, they had to close.” The low-wage workforce imported by the companies killed many middle-class jobs from the early 1980s — and raised injury rates among the disposable migrant workers. Wages for slaughterhouse workers have fallen by half since 1975, including inflation, the WSJ said. The potential of robots has already been proven in Europe’s high-wage meatpacking sites: “The technology means a single worker in plants in Sweden, Denmark and France does the work of eight or nine workers in U.S. plants, though the operations run at a slower pace,” the article said. The WSJ also reported that meatpacking companies are hiring top-notch technology experts to raise the productivity of their labor-intensive companies: Dean Banks spent years directing automation projects at technology and health-care companies, most recently at X, the unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. set up to solve some of the world’s most vexing problems. He joined Tyson’s board of directors in 2017 and became president in December. Other food-industry companies are being forced towards modernity by Trump’s low-migration policies. Costo has built a high-tech chicken plant in Nebraska, and farm companies — including strawberry growers — are developing and buying — machines to help grow and harvest crops. The meatpacking industry’s investments are a complete validation of Trump’s 2016 promise of no amnesties, lower immigration, and higher wages. “Policymakers in Washington need to understand there is no point in pushing bills and regs to expand employers’ access to more low-skilled workers,” said Vaughan. “We don’t need a guestworker program — the companies are working it out themselves.” The companies’ investment is also a massive repudiation of the nation’s refugee advocates who claim that meatpackers, retailers, and farming companies cannot grow without importing more workers, consumers, and renters. These groups have helped shape Joe Biden’s updated platform, which offers to welcome at least 125,000 refugees per year: Increase the annual global refugee admissions cap to 125,000 in the first year and seek to raise it over time. Support passage of the Guaranteed Refugee Admissions Ceiling Enhancement (GRACE) Act, and commit to complying with statutory requirements to consult with Congress prior to issuing refugee determinations. But the robots can allow the companies to process more meat and also raise wages for workers — providing there is a tight labor market, Vaughan said. “It is the robots that create well-paying jobs, not the [refugee] visas,” she said. The U.S. investment is helping the robots become as skilled as human cutters, according to the newspaper: At Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., PPC -1.88% the second-biggest U.S. chicken processor and majority-owned by JBS, deboning machines now trail humans by only 1% to 1.5%, in terms of meat yield per chicken. “They are much closer to what the person can do than seven years ago,” Mr. Nogueira said. Technology and automation are part of the $1 billion in capital expenditures JBS USA has planned for 2020. “One day we will be there, but we are not there yet,” he said. The meatpackers’ new policy shows how the political elites’ support for illegal immigration has driven down wages and slashed investment in technology. It has also changed the economies of many Midwest towns that are forced to pay the civic and social costs of the low-wage workforces imported by the low-tech meatpacking companies. The same forces operate in the white-collar economy, where American college graduates are sidelined by a huge inflow of legal and illegal foreign labor. That cheap white-collar migrant labor also reduces the need for Silicon Valley companies to invest in more productive policies and technology — despite the rush of new software and other products.

Kroger stops giving coin change as coronavirus drives shortage

Kroger is halting the use of coin change at its stores in response to a shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, FOX 19 Cincinnati reports. The Federal Reserve said last month that the pandemic has “significantly disrupted the supply chain and normal circulation patterns for U.S. coin.” “What’s happened is that, with the partial closure of the economy, the flow of coins through the economy has gotten all — it’s kind of stopped,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said during a virtual hearing with the House Financial Services Committee on June 17. “The places where you go to give your coins, and get credit at the store and get cash — you know, folding money — those have not been working, stores have been closed. So the whole system has kind of, had come to a stop.” The Federal Reserve said in its statement that it is working with the U.S. Mint and Reserve Banks to address the issue through a “strategic allocation of coin inventories” to evenly distribute coins across banks and credit unions. Powell noted that the Federal Reserve expects the coin shortage to be a temporary issue as the country reopens and more Americans begin to spend again. According to FOX 19, the remainder of cash transactions will be applied to Kroger customers’ loyalty cards to be applied toward their next purchase. Customers can also used the funds towards Kroger’s “Round Up” program to support the company’s Zero Hunger/Zero Waster Foundation.

Why you should refinance student loans now, according to a financial expert

Thanks to the Federal Reserve’s decision to cut interest rates, the timing could be right to consider refinancing debt. While you may be wondering if you can get a better deal on your mortgage, credit card or personal loan, it’s also important to think about where student loan refinancing fits into your financial plans. Rates have taken a steep drop mainly thanks to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. “Interest rates are so low right now because they’re set based on the 10-year Treasury, which is closely tied to the Federal Reserve rate,” said Matt Logan, a certified financial planner based in Greensboro, North Carolina. In March, the Fed instituted emergency rate cuts dropping rates to zero to help stimulate the economy. While that may be discouraging if you’re a saver hoping to bank higher yields, it’s good news if you owe student loans. “Currently for borrowers with good credit, student loan rates and refinancing options can be found in the low threes, which is highly competitive for borrowers,” Logan said. You can use online tools to compare multiple lenders at once and identify whether you’ll have access to beneficial rates. While lower interest rates can be alluring, it’s important to do your research when deciding whether to refinance private student loans. Logan said that starts with considering things like the interest rates you’re currently paying on private student loans, whether those rates are variable or fixed, and your current payment terms. From there, you can begin exploring your options. For example, if you have private student loans with a variable rate Logan said it might make sense to refinance those loans to lock in a lower rate for the long term. Or if you already have private loans at low fixed rates, it may be worth getting a rate quote to see if you could reduce interest even further. “You have very little to lose other than your time in completing the application,” Logan said. And if you have a better credit rating than you did when you initially applied for private student loans, you may have greater odds of qualifying for the lowest interest rates. If you have federal student loans, consider carefully the benefits you might be sacrificing by refinancing them with a private student loan lender. That includes losing potential deferment and forbearance options, as well as the opportunity to choose income-driven repayment plans. Private student loans aren’t required to offer those same benefits so keep the big picture in sight. “Be careful not to just evaluate interest rate vs. interest rate as you might with other loans,” Logan said. If you’re trying to compare student loan refinancing offers the best place to start is online. “It’s easier than ever to apply to refinance student loans privately,” Logan said. A good rule of thumb he recommended is comparing offers from at least three different lenders to get a sense of what interest rates are available. This is something you can easily do online. It’s also helpful to check your credit score before comparing offers or getting a rate quote. This can help you better gauge what type of rates you’re most likely to qualify for. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help, said Logan. “If options are overwhelming, consult with a financial professional.” While low-interest rates can make student loan refinancing appealing, it doesn’t always make sense. For example, Logan said it may not be advantageous to refinance federal student loans if you’re on an income-driven repayment plan and you need a lower payment because your income has dropped. Even if you could get a lower rate, your monthly payment may increase, which could make keeping up with your loans harder. Logan said you should also think twice about student loan refinancing if you have the opportunity to qualify for any type of loan forgiveness. And of course, if you’ve already paid off the majority of your loans, refinancing may not yield any real savings, despite lower rates. If you’re on the fence about the benefits of refinancing, there are online tools that can help. A student loan calculator can help you estimate what your payments might be if you decide to refinance.

Moon discovery: Radar sheds new light on lunar subsurface

Scientists have used radar technology to shed new light on the subsurface of the moon. Researchers used the Miniature Radio Frequency (Mini-RF) instrument on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft to analyze the moon. In a statement, NASA explained that the lunar subsurface might be richer in metals, like iron and titanium, than previously thought. The space agency is keen to gain as much information as possible on the moon’s resources. NASA’s Artemis program aims to land American astronauts on the lunar surface by 2024 and establish a sustainable human presence on Earth’s natural satellite. “Substantial evidence points to the moon as the product of a collision between a Mars-sized protoplanet and young Earth, forming from the gravitational collapse of the remaining cloud of debris,” said NASA in the statement. “Consequently, the moon’s bulk chemical composition closely resembles that of Earth.” However, there are key differences that have long puzzled scientists. “In the bright plains of the moon’s surface, called the lunar highlands, rocks contain smaller amounts of metal-bearing minerals relative to Earth,” NASA said. “That finding might be explained if Earth had fully differentiated into a core, mantle and crust before the impact, leaving the moon largely metal-poor. But turn to the moon’s maria — the large, darker plains — and the metal abundance becomes richer than that of many rocks on Earth.” To solve this mystery, scientists used Mini-RF to measure the electrical property, known as the dielectric constant, of lunar soil on crater floors in the northern hemisphere of the moon. Researchers found that the electrical properties increased with crater size for craters approximately 1 to 3 miles wide. For craters 3 to 12 miles wide, however, the electrical property remained constant. The discovery offers fresh insight into the moon’s formation. “Because meteors that form larger craters also dig deeper into the moon’s subsurface, the team reasoned that the increasing dielectric constant of the dust in larger craters could be the result of meteors excavating iron and titanium oxides that lie below the surface,” NASA added in the statement. “Dielectric properties are directly linked to the concentration of these metal minerals.” If this hypothesis is true, only the first few hundred meters of the moon’s surface possesses little iron and titanium oxides, according to NASA. “But below the surface, there’s a steady increase to a rich and unexpected bonanza,” it said. Scientists compared the Mini-RF radar images with metal oxide maps from the LRO Wide-Angle Camera, Japan’s Kaguya mission and NASA’s Lunar Prospector spacecraft. “The larger craters, with their increased dielectric material, were also richer in metals, suggesting that more iron and titanium oxides had been excavated from the depths of 0.3 to 1 mile (0.5 to 2 kilometers) than from the upper 0.1 to 0.3 miles (0.2 to 0.5 kilometers) of the lunar subsurface,” NASA explained. The research is published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. “It was a surprising relationship that we had no reason to believe would exist,” said Essam Heggy, the paper’s lead author and coinvestigator of the Mini-RF experiments from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, in the statement. “The LRO mission and its radar instrument continue to surprise us with new insights about the origins and complexity of our nearest neighbor,” said Wes Patterson, Mini-RF principal investigator from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., and a study coauthor. In a separate project, an international team of scientists recently provided an explanation for the “strange asymmetry” of the dark side of the moon, which has a different composition to the near side facing Earth. When the first images of the far side of the moon emerged decades ago, scientists realized that it has almost no “maria,” or dark regions (from the Latin for sea). Only 1 percent of the far side was covered with maria compared to about 31 percent of the near side, researchers explained. The new research suggests that this is because radioactive elements were “distributed uniquely” after the collision that formed the moon.

Very cool!!  For more, click on the text above.    🙂

Pale ale, IPA beer drinkers more likely to be adventurous, study claims

Pale ale and IPA beer drinkers are more likely to be risk-takers and sensation-seekers, according to a new study. Despite ale drinkers being perceived as calmer than their lager cousins they still have an edge, scientists believe. The unexpected results of the study involved personality assessments and blind taste tests to discover links when it comes to bitter taste. Researchers traditionally thought people who experience bitterness more intensely are more likely to avoid it and choose different tastes. But the Penn State Sensory Evaluation Center discovered people who seek novel sensations and perceive bitter tastes more intensely are more likely to prefer bitter, pale-ale-style beers and drink them more often. John Hayes, associate professor of food science, said: “Traditionally, most researchers find that people who experience bitterness more intensely avoid bitter food or drink — so with heightened bitterness, they like it less, and therefore consume it less. “But here, we find that people who seek higher sensations and are more risk-taking, they like bitter beer such as India pale ales, if they also have greater bitter taste perception.” In previous studies, links have been found between the liking of spicy foods and the high-sensation-seeking, risk-taking personality traits. Lead researcher Molly Higgins said: “Our data contradict the classic view that bitterness is merely an aversive sensation that limits intake. We found that increased bitterness perception does not always lead to decreased liking and intake — rather, it’s a positive attribute in some products for some consumers.” In the study, 109 beer consumers rated liking and intensity of two pale ales and a lager, and the intensity of two bitter solutions – quinine and hops extract Tetralone – under blind laboratory conditions. Participants, an even gender split, were also asked to complete intake and personality questionnaires. Researchers chose a lager style beer with low bitterness, Budweiser, a moderately bitter ale Founder’s All-Day IPA Session Ale, and Troeg’s Perpetual IPA as the strongly bitter ale. “The interaction revealed liking of the pale ale increased with sensation seeking but only if quinine bitterness was also high,” Higgins said. “Intake models showed increased odds of frequent pale-ale intake with greater quinine bitterness and lower liking for lager beer.” “These data suggest liking and intake of pale ales is positively related to sensation seeking and bitter taste perception.” The researchers say that this interest in bitter foods could give new rise to promoting healthy bitter foods. “Avoidance of bitter foods can impact health negatively, because bitter foods such as cruciferous vegetables, green tea and grapefruit contain healthy compounds like flavonols, which are reported to have antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties,” Higgins added. The findings were recently published in Food Quality and Preference.

Conservatives rally around Goya amid calls for boycott over CEO’s pro-Trump remarks

A number of prominent conservatives have offered their support for Goya Foods as it faces mass calls for boycott over its CEO’s decision to praise President Trump. On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted: “Goya is a staple of Cuban food. My grandparents ate Goya black beans twice a day for nearly 90 years. And now the Left is trying to cancel Hispanic culture and silence free speech. #BuyGoya” President Trump similarly tweeted “I LOVE @GoyaFoods!” amid the backlash. Figures such as former model Chrissie Teigen had advanced the boycott as a way to retaliate against CEO Robert Unanue, who appeared beside Trump at a White House event this week. “We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” he said. Trump was promoting the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative, which is designed to expand educational and economic opportunities for Hispanic-Americans. While criticizing the boycott, “The View” co-host Meghan McCain warned that it might result in job loss during the difficult economic problems begot by the coronavirus pandemic. “It seems weird & callous to boycott a company who supplies food to the masses and employs 4,000 people during a pandemic,” she said in a post retweeted by conservative author Ben Shapiro. “No matter what your politics, who wants more people out of work? Almost every CEO, boss, & person I interact with and consume products from disagrees with me.” Conservative commentator Charlie Kirk also ripped the boycott, suggesting it would harm minorities. “Imagine boycotting one of America’s largest minority-owned businesses and thinking that you’re doing something to end racism,” he tweeted on Friday. “That’s the current mindset of the leaders of the Democrat party.” Meanwhile, the boycott has received support from figures like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. “Oh look, it’s the sound of me Googling ‘how to make your own Adobo,'” she tweeted alongside a call for the boycott. Teigen pushed back on the idea that she was hurting Goya’s workers, and vowed to financially help the farms affected. “The next step republicans [sic] will do (mark my words, they did this with my equinox tweets as well) is say you aren’t supporting the workers if you boycott,” Teigen tweeted. “You ARE. They should never feel they have to work for someone who agrees Mexicans are ‘vile’ ‘rapists,'” she wrote, a reference to remarks by Trump at the very start of his presidential campaign in 2015. Unanue has refused to back down and called the pushback against him visiting the White House “suppression of speech.”

Good for Mr. Unanue for standing his ground and not letting the cancel-culture mob win.  Excellent!!     🙂

Trump administration announces 25 percent tariff on $1.3B in French handbags, cosmetics, other goods

The White House on Saturday announced a 25 percent tariff on $1.3 billion worth of French merchandise, including cosmetics and handbags, after a digital service tax was levied against U.S. tech giants. The Trump administration reportedly saw the tax as an unfair assault on American companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon. Senate Finance Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., and ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., supported the president’s decision in a joint statement, according to Politico. “Retaliatory tariffs aren’t ideal but the French government’s refusal to back down from its unilateral imposition of unfair and punitive taxes on U.S. companies leaves our government with no choice,” the statement read. The White House opened an investigation into the tax last year, before it was signed into law, to determine whether or not it “unfairly targets American companies.” The Office of the United States Trade Representative found the tax to be “unreasonable or discriminatory” and said it “burdens or restricts U.S. commerce.” It also said it expects France to collect approximately $450 million in taxes from U.S. companies for activities during 2020, and over $500 million for activities in 2021. Trump tweeted about the tax soon after the announcement of the probe in 2019 and accused France of stepping out of line. “France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies,” he wrote in July 2019. “If anybody taxes them, it should be their home Country, the USA. We will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron’s foolishness shortly. I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!” Trade officials will continue to monitor the situation with their counterparts in France and could suggest modifications to the trade action if necessary.

The Fastest-Disappearing Job in Each State

The job market is constantly changing. Jobs in a certain field and geographic area may be abundant one decade only to experience a sharp decline the next. This can be because of many factors, including migration patterns and technological advances, that eliminate positions and industries from parts of the country. That can make it more difficult for workers to earn and save money. With those shifts in mind, SmartAsset decided to find the fastest-disappearing job in each state. Share Twitter Facebook Google LinkedIn reddit Knowing the fastest-disappearing job in your state could provide insight in how to move forward with your own job search. The job market is constantly changing. Jobs in a certain field and geographic area may be abundant one decade only to experience a sharp decline the next. This can be because of many factors, including migration patterns and technological advances, that eliminate positions and industries from parts of the country. That can make it more difficult for workers to earn and save money. With those shifts in mind, SmartAsset decided to find the fastest-disappearing job in each state. To do so, we analyzed data for 2015 and 2019 (the latest year available) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. For details on our data sources and how we put all the information together to create our findings, click here:

Very interesting…  Thanks to the folks at SmarAsset for putting this together.

NFL will play black national anthem prior to Week 1 games, report says

The NFL will reportedly play “Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing,” which is also known as the black national anthem, before every Week 1 NFL game in the 2020 season, according to ESPN. The decision to play the song comes following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, which led to nationwide protests over racial inequality and police brutality. According to the ESPN report, the song will be played before “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Many players have been vocal about their stance on this topic. Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, and Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield already have said that they will kneel for the national anthem. The league and the NFL Players Association are also contemplating listing the names of victims on uniforms through decals on helmets or patches on jerseys, ESPN reported. The NFL also may produce educational programs about victims. They also have other plans that haven’t been identified. The league hopes it demonstrates “a genuine commitment to the public, players and coaches and that player voices continue to be heard,” according to ESPN’s source. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell put out a video last month admitting that the league was wrong for not listening to their players when they knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality. “We, at the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter,” Goodell said in the video. “I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country. “Without black players, there would be no National Football League and the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality, and oppression of black players, coaches, fans, and staff. We are listening, I am listening, and I will be reaching out to players who have raised their voices and others on how we can improve and go forward for a better and more united NFL family.”

You really can’t make this stuff up, folks.  And no, you are not reading The Onion.  This is the absolute worst form of ankle-grabbing pandering we’ve seen yet.  Roger Goodell has single-handedly destroyed the NFL with this politically correct pandering gone wild.  Remember when we could watch pro sports free of politics?  Remember those days?  Now, it’s thrown in your face.  It kinda started with an entire month when all the players and coaches wear pink to support Breast Cancer.  Now, I’ve known survivors of this dreadful disease.  But, ALL cancer is dreadful.  And, breast cancer isn’t the #1 killer of women; not by a longshot.  It’s like 4th or so.  The #1 is heart disease.  But, that’s not as sexy/cool/politically correct as talking about boobs.  Right?  So, yeah..  The NFL makes all their athletes wear pink shoes, towels, and on and on…ALL MONTH.  Then, came that idiot Colin K. and his kneeling.  And, as if that highly offensive kneeling by these spoiled-brat millionaire athletes during the playing of our National Anthem wasn’t enough, they’re gonna elevate this so-called “black national anthem” right next to our actual National Anthem.  Disgusting.  We, of course, won’t watch this crap, and encourage everyone to vote with their remote and NOT watch this.  If enough folks tune it out, then maybe…just maybe…Goodell and the rest of the overpaid gazillionaires at the NFL will see their ratings tank and maybe…just maybe they’ll get the message.  We won’t hold our breath.  And, even if they DO get the message, they probably won’t change anything.  But, voting with our wallets, and our tv remotes, is about all we can do at this point.  Screw the NFL.