LIVE BLOG: Todd Starnes Show – Oct 18


Dear Coach McCarthy,

There are many things amiss in this wonderful country that we live in.   Even so, I truly feel blessed to live in the United States of America. However, this latest distraction with professional ball players kneeling during our nation’s anthem disturbs me to my core. Oh by the way, in my mind’s eye linking arms is still political. There are many causes and opinions that fuel the fire of divide in this country, and it is sad to be sure.

I want to be clear, that it is my opinion, that there is no room for this type of distraction in the NFL or any sport, at any level. These entertainers get paid large sums of money to play a game. They apparently believe that it is their right to bring their personal politics to the forefront during events that they are HIGHLY paid to perform. I disagree.   They are welcome to support whatever cause they want, but not on my time or my dime.

I have been watching my Packers since I was a young boy, at least fifty years now.  I still watch them even now that I live seven hundred miles away.   I have never felt the sadness as I do today. Lord knows there has been a lot of controversy of the league in the past, but it is overshadowed by what is going on today.

These players that disrespect our nation by their actions are a disgrace to our country. These so-called professionals are employees and therefore need to be held accountable for their actions during and away from their respective events.  Not only are they imposing their opinions on fans, but they are influencing our youth.  Really?!  This is what we want our children to emulate?

I want three hours of entertainment that I pay to watch, free of politics and other people’s opinions. And, by the way, when was the last time you heard a player from any sport say that it is about the fans? No, not any more, now it is all about the money, period.

There is not a lot of action that I can take, that will make a difference, but my buying power is still one of them. If this mess is not resolved soon, I will not purchase another ticket, buy another jersey, watch another game or buy another item from the NFL or any sponsor that supports this behavior. In other words, I will not spend another penny to support anyone or anything affiliated with this type of disrespect.

I do have many friends that have already said, enough is enough, and are already not watching, dropping the NFL Sunday ticket, etc. They refuse to be subjected to Hollywood and sports that support this so-called freedom of speech.  Well, I guess here is my freedom of speech.

It is stated, for God and Country, not for God and Country and football. Just remember, you need us, the fans, to line your pockets. We don’t need you.

Thanks for the memories!

Turned off and tuned out!

Dan and Jeanne



2:05pm – Mystery Solved? The Las Vegas security guard who was wounded while trying to stop shooter Stephen Paddock at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Oct. 1 has spoken out on The Ellen DeGeneres Show — after many had expressed concern over his whereabouts. Jesus Campos recounted to DeGeneres how he was shot in the leg as he approached the room on the 32nd floor of the hotel on the Las Vegas strip. From that corner room, Paddock fired down onto a crowd of some 22,000 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. According to authorities, the gunfire continued off and on for about nine to 11 minutes. Paddock killed 58 and injured another 489. Campos’ appearance on a pre-taped episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show ends speculation about his whereabouts after he skipped out on other scheduled interviews, and – according to some – went “missing.” The interview is set to air on Wednesday. 

2:30pm- Guest: Dean Niewolny, ( KNEE-wall-knee ) who heads The Halftime Institute, a year-long program to help men and women either find life-changing meaning in their work or change to the work that gives life meaning. This is the organization started by Bob Buford. Dean has authored a new book: TRADE UP: HOW TO MOVE FROM JUST MAKING MONEY TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE. https://www.tradeupbook.com/ It lays out, step by step, how to know yourself, how to identify what matters to you, and how your life can make a difference.



1:05pm- Liar, Liar! President Trump on Wednesday appeared to deny telling the widow of a U.S. soldier killed by Islamic State-linked militants in Niger that her husband knew “what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurts.” Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., said she overheard the comment during a conversation on speakerphone Tuesday between Trump and Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, as they traveled together to meet Johnson’s body in Miami. Trump challenged Wilson’s claim in a tweet Wednesday: “Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!” Later, Wilson defended her story on Twitter. “I stand my account of the call with @realDonaldTrump and was not the only one who heard and was dismayed by his insensitive remarks.” Question: Do you believe Trump? 

1:30pm- Trump vs. McCain!  President Trump and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) traded jabs again this week as the president responded to McCain’s criticism by warning “at some point I fight back.” The Arizona senator criticized Trump at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia as he received the Center’s Liberty Medal. “To refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half-baked spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past,” McCain stated with passion. The president later responded during a series of radio hits Tuesday. “People have to be careful because at some point I fight back,” Trump said on “T
he Chris Plante Show.” “You know, I’m being very nice. I’m being very, very nice, but at some point I fight back and it won’t be pretty.” 



Breaking! The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today declared unconstitutional the historic cross-shaped Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial, which has stood since 1925 in honor of 49 Bladensburg-area men who gave their lives during WWI. Law firms of Jones Day and First Liberty Institute represent the American Legion. “Today’s decision sets dangerous precedent by completely ignoring history, and it threatens removal and destruction of veterans memorials across America,” said Hiram Sasser, Deputy Chief Counsel for First Liberty. Eight Republican and Democratic members of Congress filed a joint amicus brief with the Fourth Circuit in support of the memorial. “This memorial has stood in honor of local veterans for almost 100 years and is lawful under the First Amendment,” Michael Carvin, lead counsel for The American Legion and Partner at Jones Day, says. “To remove it would be a tremendous dishonor to the local men who gave their lives during The Great War.”  A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided the 90-year old war memorial violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Todd talks to Hiram Sasser, Esq., is Deputy Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute.

No Respect!  President Trump slammed the NFL early Wednesday for its decision to “not force” players to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!” Trump tweeted. The president’s tweets come the day after the NFL commissioner and owners convened for their annual fall meeting in New York City. In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, the NFL and the NFLPA said that owners and players had “a productive meeting” to focus on how to “work together” and “promote positive social change and address inequality in our communities.” The NFL reviewed and discussed “plans to utilize” their platform “to promote equality and effectuate positive change,” but seemingly did not make it a league-wide rule to require players to stand for the national anthem, despite the president’s wishes. Question: Is the league wrong on their decision? 888-788-9910 Will this stop you from watching this weekend?


Federal Court Rules World War One Memorial Cross Must Be Torn Down

Guest Speaker Tells Students: “I’m Queer and I’m Trump’s Worst Enemy”

Teacher Called Racist for Telling Student to Speak English


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