Just read this column from a Miami columnist about Kaepernick’s shallowness and ignorance. To read it click here.
Great column to share Lowell. Just more confirmation what an ignoramous Kapernick actually is. The Niners should dump him and restore some dignity and values back into their organization.
I had a good friend of mine who was thrown into a Cuban prison for over ten years as a juvenile. He came over on the ” scar face boat”. He loved America and absolutely hated Castro.
And he couldn’t really read or write either. He would literally fight the likes of Kapernick – he was fearless in his beliefs.
Go away Colin Kapernick – you’re an embarrassment.
Well said Alice!!!!
Castro was the best thing for Cuba…he overthrew not just a dictator he also threw out American gangsters who killed anybody in their way,and looted Cuba’s banks. Most Cubans lived in poverty with no medical care,no education.
Cuban Americans are to blame for what happened after Castro. THEY created the hardship pushing for the TRADE EMBARGO. That forced the island nation to turn to Russia.
If Cuban Americans hadnt been so blood thirsty revengeful,Cuba might have turned to Democracy decades ago.
I’m sick of this BS from those who gathered wealth as Cubans here- while they in turn wanted their country men in Cuba to live so miserably,they “would rise up”.
No Castro was much worse for Cuba in the long run. He murdered and tortured for power. The Cubans were slaves.
No,the previous dictator- the ones Cuban Americans never mention you notice? Was far worse. Its a fact Cuba was his bank and he and American Gangsters ran the country. Death squads- he had them. Democracy- none. Cuban Americans had their way. Instead of “Knock that wall down Mr.Gorbachev”.. Cuban Americans chose the fist and “Build a wall”..
So you don’t have a problem with dictatorship as long as they agree with your politics right? Having a pissing contest over which dictator was worse is pointless and laughable. Castro didn’t have death squads? How you are defending Castro and then talking about Democracy in the next breath is mindblowing. Castro was a criminal scumbag. The only reason the loonbag left has a soft spot for him is deep down most leftists have an affinity for authoritarianism and would accept it in a heartbeat as long as their particular politics were being forced on everyone. Left wing politics are good at producing third world countries and little else.
Yeah? Cubans were shoe less and hungry in the 50’s..while capitalists lived like royalty in Havana. You think Castro by himself other threw Bautista? HUH?..It was hundreds of thousands of loyal Cuban PEOPLE who joined Castro.
I think by the 70’s even Castro was open to some capitalism. Like what we see in China and Hong Kong. But the Miami Cubans wanted none of that- starve- is what they hoped their country men would do. What great people Miami Cubans are to their homeland.
Starve and suffer.
Oh really were you there? Tell me all about it Einstein. Cubans are shoeless and hungry now you ignorant buffoon. Good grief Cuba is one of the top 5 poorest countries in the world. Being one of the world’s poorest countries was the “best thing for them”? At least in the 50’s they had a ensemble of a middle class as opposed to today where literally the entire county lives in extreme poverty. How is it relevant Castro had a guerrilla army helping him overthrow Bautista? The Khmer Rouge had a bunch of loyalists helping them overthrow the government in Cambodia under similar circumstances. Were they heroic freedom fighters too?
Castro was open to capitalism in the 70’s? Oh really Walter Cronkite? Did you speak to him personally? Maybe the Miami Cubans didn’t like the fact Castro brutally oppressed and tortured their relatives. Easy for you to judge when you or your family never had to endure anything like that. Even more incredibly, you actually blame Miami Cubans for the suffering of mainland Cubans instead of an oppressive dictator. Thanks for illustrating how truly clueless and far removed from reality the loonbag communist apologizing left wing is in this country.
Easy for you to claim shoe less in Cuba. I dont see that on any youtube..except for kids! Castro killed all his prisoners? Who says? Castro?..no! right wing fanatics and their usual paranoia…with healthy doses of conspiracy theory as always.
So YouTube is your source of information for politics around the world? lol. I guess if its not on YouTube it must not be true right? yea Cuba’s mass poverty and human rights abuses are all just a right wing conspiracy. You morons are so far in denial its laughable. Human Rights Watch lists Cuba as one of the most oppressive regimes on the planet. Are they all part of the big right wing conspiracy too? Like I said keep up the good work buddy. Idiots like you defending tyranny and totalitarianism showing the true colors of the loon bag left does nothing but help my cause.
Tyranny-lol. Yeah,we fought for freedom from British tyranny ..so we could exterminate the American Indian and make slaves of the black man and woman and his children. But,hey,we paid less taxes on tea!..Those terrible British!..whatever happened to them?
Friends? our friends????.
blah blah blah get some new material snowflake. Every country in the Western hemisphere including your beloved communist Cuba was created in the exact same way. Do you also spend your days practing self righteous whining about Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and pretty much every other New World nation who’s history is basically identical to America’s? You baboons who enjoy all the perks of living in a first world country, and then whine about its history crack me up. Why do you participate in such an evil society? Doesn’t that make you an accomplice? I say you should give everything up and go live in the jungles of Ghana so you don’t have to be a part of it. We get rid of another left wing communist potential terrorist and the Ghanans get an idiot to play target practice with. Works out great for everybody!
A baboon who should go live in the jungle? Yep,you’re a Trump man!
Proves everything you’ve said is a lie or hypocritical. Like you care about people in Cuba or anybody with dark skin…
See Lowell who agree’s with you and Armando?
yep thats exactly what you are. Sorry snowflake, but this isn’t your safe space. Actually referring to left wing communist scum like yourself as baboons is an insult to baboons. Sewer rats is a little more like it. A moron whining about human suffering, and then defending murderous dictators calling somebody a hypocrite??? LMAO. Take your identity politics bullshit elsewhere. As we have already established, you idiots could care less about human suffering unless it suits your anti-America-evil white people narrative.
No,I understand you . You are a racist bigot filled with love for the oppressed in his heart…LOL.
ahh yes I was wondering when yer a racist!!! squeeling would begin. Calling somebody a racist isn’t an argument snowflake. It simply illustrates you’ve ran out of things to say so playground name calling is about all you have left. Keep the laffs comin’ snowflake. You’re getting your brains beat out in this discussion and I’m enjoying every minute of it.
Yeah,your compassion for the Cubans and people of color shines.
uh,playground name calling? Why you never would resort to that! That’s for fools!…
This coming from the same asshole who’s “compassion” for Cubans includes praising the murderous dictator who’s been oppressing them for more than 4 decades? You have an odd definition of compassion. Do you also defend men who beat their wives? Get out of my country communist filth
I agree with one thing you said Don Hitler/cracked. I do belong someplace better! I say that ALL THE TIME!..lol.
Go live in Cuba then for awhile dipshit. Go try Africa you self entitled whiny little piece of shit
Oh,go spend your SSI disability check as you watch FOX news all day.
I work for a living. I don’t expect to be entitled to things I’ve never earned like communist left wing douchebags such as yourself. lol now you’re whining about Fox News? Let me guess. You get your news from such trusted sites as the Huffington Post, DailyKos and the Rachel Maddow show.
I’m so glad Trump won 🙂 Did you go to a cry in with the rest of the Hillary pukes rioting in the streets?
Sure you do. Sure.
Hey- what did you say early on about name calling? Huh? So we know you aint a man of his word.
I -and everybody- can see your pretty nutty fella. A typical Trump follower.
awww does somebody need a cry in? or maybe a safe space with some play dough and puppy dogs like the other snowflakes?
And to think- you cry for the oppressed Cubans!
I think I finally figured out exactly why the loon bag left has such a soft spot for communist dictators. Because deep down, this is the kind of society they wish for right here at home. Admit it snowflake. You’d have no problem whatsoever doing away with voting rights and submitting to authoritarian rule so long as leftist politicians were in charge.
Yes! your love for people of color has shown! I bet you donate money to La Raza and NAACP!
When all else fails just squeel “racist!!!!” right? Get some new material snowflake. Nobody cares anymore. Its why the Marxist Democrats just got clownstomped out of power
I heard crackhead that the elections are RIGGED!. Even the winner says so!
Stan should be banned Lowell. That would be something his great friend Fidel Castro would do to him, right after locking him up for 20 years. Idiot.
AND Lowell should take away my citizenship!
So Cuba’s plight had nothing to do with Castro’s leadership? It was all the Cuban Americans fault? Cuban Americans created the hardship and the decisions Castro made had nothing to do with it? Wow!
Yes,its true. Cuban American’s pushed for the EMBARGO. What was Cuba going to do? They HAD to go to Russia,Venezuela. I just saw a Castro talking to Barbara Walters in the late 70’s. He said even then- he wanted to be friends with America.
Funny Dennis that while conservatives laud Reagan for “Mr. Gorbachev,bring down that wall”..they agree with the Cuban wall Embargo and of course the future great wall of Trump.
Give Castro credit- there has never been a flow of drugs from Cuba,just 100 miles from the USA..with Bautista in power and the American Gangsters,Cuba would have made Mexico second best at that.
yea its all Cuban American’s fault Cuba suffered. Couldn’t possibly be the fact they were ruled by a brutal communist dictator right? Funny how you have no problem with dictators, as long as they’re not capitalists. You sound like one of the Occupy morons. yea Castro was a nice dictator who just wanted to be friends with America. lol seriously are you this delusional? The fall of the Berlin Wall (which I’m surprised youre not also defending) is a separate event from the fact Cuba is run by a third world communist despot. Yea give Castro credit. He created one of the most oppressive, impoverished societies in the Western hemisphere but at least he’s not a drug lord! Maybe they should give him a Noble Prize eh? I think we’ve all heard enough of your ridiculous speculation about what was in the mind of Castro and what would happened had the wonderful communists not seized power. This kind of nonsense shouldn’t be surprising though. The far left has always had a soft spot for authoritarianism and communist dictators. Please don’t ever lecture anyone on human rights ever again.
Delusional is you!.. An American plane today is flying to Cuba. If not for the embargo,that would have been done decades ago. Castro walked the walk when Obama met him.
Cuban Americans are the biggest phony’s in this country. Gee,the embargo included banning them from sending money to those poor brothers? HA!..how perfect for Pi Gonzalez.
Actually left wing douchebags like yourself are the biggest phonys in this country. You whine about human suffering, but only when it suits your hysterical left wing political agenda. When it doesn’t fit your narrative you could care less. Thats why you are defending a brutal dictatorship and attacking the victims of it. You and your ilk are the most vile pieces of human garbage this nation has to offer. I could care less whether the same idiot President who gave millions to Iran so they can arm terrorists is suddenly interested in cozying up with communist dictators. Definitely his style
You mean when Reagan gave to arm terrorists? Or Bush started a war for no reason with Iraq? You? yeah full of love for the down trodden-lol..
You say you are cracked? You know best.
Stop changing the subject moron. We are not talking about Reagan or Bush and you have no idea what my opinion is on those presidents. We are talking about Obama so spare me the usual finger pointing nonsense I get from you cretins every time I point the obvious hypocrisy. I am not the one claiming to be on some crusade for the poor nor am I defending dictators of any stripes. If you are too dumb to see the absurdity of crying about the poor and then defending communist dictators youre probably just stupid enough to be a Democrat
I’ve been right on topic all along. Lets see- you want the white Cubans to come here but not the dark ones because they are baboons who belong in the jungle.
Your love for people of color is obvious to everybody.
yea you’ve been right on topic there snowflake. You change the subject to Reagan and Bush the second anyone points out Obama’s crimes. Youre the baboon. Nobody said anything about race but I realize thats pretty much the only argument you idiots have left. Its why America soundly rejected the loonbag left in this election.
You never said anything about race just like you would never name call as you say as you beat my brains in.
You got a sharp mind there fella.
Answer the question snowflake. Do you also admire Stalin and Pol Pot? Were they exactly what their countries needed?
Normal people know I answered everything. How long did it take you to plant those 52 flags on yer neighbors lawn?
Normal people think you’re a fucking idiot. Normal people know communism is one of the worst things to ever happen to human kind and that Fidel Castro is pure evil incarnate.
No,you have not convinced me or anybody you are not on SSI or Welfare. Hey, take a break because you sound really nutty.
If I was on SSI or welfare I’d be a Democrat or worse yet, a communist like you. Answer the question shit head: Do you admire Pol Pot and Joseph Stalin as well?
Man,you better get some help…rambling and nutty. But,thats your problem and who cares, right?..lol.
Decades of crippling third world poverty was the best thing for them? Easy for you to say living comfortably in a first world country where you groan about the sins of yesteryear. You sound as stupid as Kaepernick. More Cubans live in poverty today than they did before Castro’s communist revolution and thats not even taking into consideration the untold scores of political prisoners tortured and murdered by this evil tyrant. Stop pretending you give a crap about human suffering. You could care less about it unless it serves your hysterical anti-America political views. Cuba was forced to turn to Russia or the greedy power hungry leftists who profited from Russia turned to them? The Cubans replaced one dictator with another. How that somehow doesn’t occur to you is puzzling. What I’m sick of are these phony left wing Castro apologists who deep down have an affinity for authoritarianism and dictatorship.
Oh,YOU care for the poor? LOL..you voted for Trump? A majority of American’s voted for Hillary. Where’s the Democracy there? American Cubans were Cuba’s worst enemy. They WANTED their brothers to suffer..instead,they did well enough. I mean how many tiny islands can survive an embargo for decades? Tells you something about the support Castro had from his people.
Trump people worry about the poor?..LOL…Yeah let a man born rich,given 14 million as a teenager to start his own business,lead the poor working man. Where Trump spent a lifetime hiring cheap labor and cheap materials and going bankrupt.
He’s going to help the common man!
I’m not the one whining about the poor, and then defending communist dictators. Yes I voted for Trump but I’m not sure how that is relevant to this discussion. A majority of left wing idiots in the State of California voted for Hillary, the rest of the country voted for Trump. Again, I’m not sure how that is relevant to this discussion. Tell me, are all Hillary voters far left wing communist sympathizers or just you?
In a country where you can be imprisoned for criticizing government and political prisoners are regularly tortured or executed, how can you possibly say what kind of support Castro had from his people? I realize critical thinking isn’t exactly a strong point for the loonbag left but come on. Cuban Americans wanted their people to suffer? You sir, are an idiot and thats putting it mildly. And yet another example of the left siding with the abuser and condemning the victims.
Again, what does Trump have to do with this discussion? I do find it odd however you seem to have more disdain for a businessman who’s worst crimes were not being PC enough for the far left than a communist dictator responsible for the murder and imprisonment of untold thousands. Pretty says it all about how far removed from reality the loonbag left is in this country. Keep up the good work sparky. Defending communism and authoritarianism is a good look for the DNC. Finally the true colors of you scumbags finally comes out. If you thought the Democrats took a beating in this election cycle, wait until you see what happens in two years snowflake
Castro was a man of his times. He gave what Cuba needed in 1959,with the SUPPORT OF THE CUBAN PEOPLE. Not the wealthy and the ones who depended on the Mafia to make a living.
Castro has wanted to re establish relations with the USA for decades. He’s said it. Read.
Its been the Miami Cuban who wanted Cubano’s to suffer..to prove their “point”..what loving people the American Cubans are.
yea what Cuba really needed was 5 decades of authoritarian rule and mass poverty. Hilarious. The Cuban people had no idea he would be as brutal a dictator as Bautista because leftists always lie about their intentions. Every criminal mass murderer in history including Pablo Escobar claimed to be fighting for the poor. People like you are just too dumb to see through the facade. Do you think the Cuban people still love their dictator who has been roundly condemned by every human rights organization the world over? How can you possibly gauge public support in a country that jails dissidents? The fact is the left loves dictatorships and authoritarianism. You are living proof of that. Of course Castro wanted to normalize relations with the US you imbecile. So did Saddam Hussein. Do you also greatly admire Joseph Stalin? Pol Pot? They did basically the same things Castro did all in the name of equality and fighting for the poor.
You still blaming the victims of Castro for Cuba’s ruin instead of the murderous dictator himself? You don’t have a political point of view you have a mental disorder like so many on the left these days.
Joseph Stalin and Pol Pot were heroic freedom fighters for the poor too right?
Stan – you’re such a know it all. Clinton won 500 counties nationwide. Trump won 3600 counties. You think this is the United States of California? That one or two states should rule the majority of our states?
Go live in Cuba Stan. You sound like a lover of communism.
I personally knew people that were imprisoned and tortured by Castro starting at the age of 12!!!
You’re just a dummy Stan.
So,if smarter people move to the west coast,their vote should be less than if they had the dumbs to want to live in god forsaken Idaho or Bismarck or the like?
How is one man one vote communism?
Maybe the so called torture was caused by Cuban Americans trying to starve out the Cubano’s? Some brotherhood.
btw- How many times has Armando or Pi Gonzales traveled to Cuba since it became possible a few years now? Conan was in Cuba..but not Armando or Pi.
Stan – if you don’t understand the Electoral College system and the reasons why, you must be dumber than you portray yourself to be.
You definitely don’t need to vote Stan – you love Dictators and they don’t allow their citizens to vote.
The EC system was designed by an elitist government. Its known history.
Why is one man one vote good for every other election,but the Presidency?
Just so you have an understanding of fact versus fiction, the TRADE EMBARGO was the result of the Kennedy Doctrine. The Kennedy Doctrine was a foreign policy position opposing the spread of communism in Latin America. Cuban Americans did not cause the trade embargo they were the result of it. Castro became a communist, Kennedy imposed the trade embargo. and Castro turned to Russia. Cuban Americans did not cause any of it. They weren’t even here yet.
I thought Kaepernick held his own in their back and forth. Salguero has the advantage of being able to follow that up with a column. It’s easy to make someone look bad on paper.
Kaepernick excels at making himself look bad
Sometimes cranky old men look bad, Lowell.
Spouting off falsehoods and distortions is not “holding his own”. I can win any argument if I respond with made up facts. The only thing Kaepernick is good at is trolling and pushing buttons. He’s not even well versed enough to be called a pseudo-intellectual. He should change his name to The Great Pretender.
It wasn’t so much a debate or an argument as it was an ambush, which is a big reason I think Kaepernick held his own. Granted, he should know by now that he’s
not just going to be asked football questions; but he probably wasn’t expecting questions about a t-shirt he wore three months earlier. And if he was off (by a little) on the literacy rate, well, so what? Still fairly impressive stuff to educate an island of heretofore backward peasants, wouldn’t you agree? (Oh, and I love this gem: “Don’t be
surprised if the same people who report Cuba’s admittedly high literacy rate are related to those who report its election results — the ones in which the Castros get 100 percent of the votes.” Sorry, Armando, but that’s not allowed.Don’t they teach critical thinking in Florida?) I also think this is a good comeback: “I’m equating the breaking up of families with the breaking up of families.” Something tells me you disagree. Oh, well…
Kaepernick “educated” the people asking him questions by spouting off falsehoods, Cuban state media propaganda and praising a murderous dictator because he supposedly provided healthcare to some of his grossly impoverished citizens? If you can’t see the absurdity of whining about oppression, and then praising one of the most oppressive rulers in the Western hemisphere then it is you who is sorely lacking any kind of basic critical thinking skills. Kaepernick is a complete moron and has disgraced this once proud franchise. Lifelong 49ers fan but I will root against this team every game Kaepernick is on the roster.
I still think he held his own in their back and forth.
I think he looked like a moron
Kaep’s logic equates to: two wrongs make a right.
“It is ok to like Castro because of mass incarceration.”
He either lives in a bubble or doesn’t follow sports. Google “ozzie guillen and Fidel Castro”.
Kaepernick is a bona fide idiot. Lifelong 49ers fan but I will actively root against this team every game it plays with that obnoxious lowlife as its starting QB.
Kaepernick saw an Internet meme about Cuba’s literacy rates and doesn’t bother to think about how useless that is when you’re only allowed to read four state-approved books. That’s about all you need to know about Kaepernick’s depth- about on par with his field vision as a QB.
And again, Kaepernick is embroiled and mentally absorbed in an unnecessary mini-controversy when he’s being paid millions of dollars to be the best QB he can be. He’s stealing money from the 49ers. Yesterday was a winnable game the team desperately needed, and what if he missed something that would have made that win happen because this is where his mind was instead of preparing for Miami.
The 49ers would be so much better off kicking him and his distracted ass out the door. Blaine Gabbert is lousy but at least involved in football.
Yesterday was the first time in my approx. 50 years as a 49ers fan where I actually wanted them to lose.
The combination of Kap’s ignorant defense of Castro, Castro’s death, and the fact that the game was going to be played in the largest exile Cuban community gave me no choice. To put it another way, you know that if the 49ers had won it would have been perceived as a posthumous victory for Fidel. Can’t have that. (And, worse, Kap probably would have said similar in postgame comments.)
I am not going to get overly outraged about Kap’s comments. BUT. I don’t watch football to get embroiled in moral and political debates. I am tired of the 49ers, like it or not, being a vehicle for Kap’s half baked political opinions. Kap has to go.
Kap is doing a great job at turning himself into such radioactive toxicity that the market for his services will be even smaller next year than it was this year. Sadly, his current employer sees him as a viable option for their future instead of doing what just about every team in the NFL would have done months ago.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.