Wednesday, July 3, 2019


WALL STREET JOURNAL - EXCERPTED, about those Betsy Ross Flag sneakers....

Nike’s Patriotic Fumble, The company makes an in-kind donation to Trump’s re-election.

Kaepernick...again...The former QB, seeing images of the Stars-and-Stripes-themed shoe on social media, contacted Nike to convey his disapproval. According to a report in The Journal, he told Nike he believes the flag is an offensive symbol of oppression and slavery, dating as it does from the 1770s. Nike folded faster than the New York Giants offensive line.....The company had already shipped the shoes to retailers, but it deferred to Mr. Kaepernick’s historical and semiotic expertise and had them all recalled. Nike offered no explanation. A company spokesperson would only say the shoe was recalled because “it featured the old version of the American flag.” READ MORE AT


  1. Such an embarrassment. Want to see what most people really think about these things? Go to Candace Owens vlog on youtube and thanks to everyone, right here in Croton, for the turn on to this amazing young woman.You can skip the commercial

  2. They are right. Every time this sort of thing goes on, Trumps 2020 turnout goes up.

  3. So now he's got a problem with Betsy Ross and any American flag??????????? Honestly, my son used to wear these sneakers all the time but about three years ago and on his own, he just got turned off and stopped. And forget about his watching the Superbowl games any more. So proud of him. You would be surprised how many young people think this is such a joke.

  4. Buy New Balance. A much better shoe and without the political stuff. We all switched years ago. Better prices too.

    1. Right you are.

  5. Nike May Think The ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Is Racist, But Look Who Flew It--After former San Francisco quarterback and Nike endorser Colin Kaepernick

    After former San Francisco quarterback and Nike endorser Colin Kaepernick complained about an American-themed Betsy Ross flag adorning a new Nike shoe, reportedly saying he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag was an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery, Nike capitulated, pulling the shoe from production. The Wall Street Journal reported, “After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery …”

    On Wednesday, social media pointed out something to Nike that they either ignored or were unwilling to acknowledge: the famed flag, which featured 13 white stars in a circle to represent the thirteen original American colonies, was flown at former President Barack Obama’s 2nd inaugural. READ--AND SEE--MUCH MORE AT