Maher: We Know Football Is ‘Brain-Wrecking’ — Either Ban It or Shut Up About It

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On the Friday HBO show “Real Time,” host Bill Maher spoke about football and the movie “Concussion,” which attempted to bring to light the dangers of head trauma caused by playing football. Maher went on a rant about people talking about the dangers of football, saying the players and fans enjoy it while knowing the dangers, likening it to joyriding, smoking or skiing. He also added that people should not get to “stop strangers from doing what or who they love” just because it is not who or what they would do. “Football is a body-crushing, brain-wrecking game, but we all know that now so either ban it or shut the hell up about it. And I say that as someone who is not callous to the suffering. When I see a receiver go over the middle and get hammered, I always think, one, I hope that didn’t cause permanent damage, and two, ‘Did he get enough for the first down? Because we needed that play. Oh, he didn’t even hold on? What are we paying you you for?’” Maher stated. He continued, “I would feel bad about the violence if the reason I watched was to see injuries, like NASCAR.
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Daily Kickoff – February 6th, 2016

Yesterday, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he was endorsing Marco Rubio and joining our growing team! See what he had to say about Marco’s optimistic vision for America: While many people in the state were talking about Marco’s surge in the polls and all of the new members joining our team, it was the youngest…
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Brooks: Trump’s Reaction to Iowa ‘Unnerving,’ ‘Magnifies’ Concern About ‘Stability’ With Nukes

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New York Times columnist David Brooks said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s reaction to the results in the Iowa caucuses was “unnerving” and magnified “any doubts about his stability … with the nuclear trigger” on Friday’s PBS’s “NewsHour.” Brooks stated, “He’s magnifying, I think, his weaknesses. Some of the things he said and some of the things he’s tweeted, saying I actually would have won Iowa, but Cruz cheated, that’s not — that’s unnerving. That’s not the way you react to a defeat. And so I think if people had any doubts about his stability, as Lisa said, with the nuclear trigger, [this] sort of magnifies it.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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Shields: Hillary Doesn’t Have An Answer on Wall Street Ties, ‘Plunged’ Into Money-Making ‘Instead of Remaining Pristine’

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Columnist Mark Shields argued Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doesn’t have an answer on her ties to Wall Street, and that “Instead of remaining pristine, she plunged into that, money-making, knowing full well that it was going to be raised” on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.” Shields said that when it comes to Hillary’s Wall Street connections, “I don’t think she has an answer, Judy, quite honestly. I mean, she showed her independence. She’s defied him or challenged him to show a vote where she had changed her policy, she had changed because of her contributions. But it’s a mystery to people close to Hillary Clinton, to her campaign, strong supporters of her, who was separated in 2000 from the Clinton Foundation, from all that outside fundraising, when she became a United States senator, went to the secretary of state’s job, and all the way through 2013, she was insulated and isolated from some of the mishaps or happenings that were going on at the foundation and allegations. She comes out. Instead of remaining pristine, she plunged into that, money-making, knowing full well that it was going to be raised, if not — and it remains a mystery. And I
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