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Arizona CANS Nike $$$ Deal, After Sports Giant Axes ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Shoe at Kaepernick’s Behest

The state of Arizona is removing subsidies for Nike to operate there.

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Republican Gov. Doug Ducey announced today that his state of Arizona would be removing “all financial incentive dollars” from the state’s commerce authority toward Nike after they announced they were cancelling a brand of patriotic-themed shoes at the behest of Castro-supporting washed up former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.

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“Words cannot express my disappointment at this terrible decision. I am embarrassed for Nike,” Ducey wrote in a subsequent tweet.

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“American businesses should be proud of our country’s history, not abandoning it,” Ducey added.

That’s when Ducey lowered the boom on Nike, in a showing of economic patriotism. He made clear that his state would not be rewarding any anti-American behavior from a multinational corporation that has forgotten its roots.

“Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously denigrate our nation’s history,” Ducey wrote, before adding that the story of founding mother Betsy Ross should be taught in every school across the nation.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is also piling on the company, urging Americans to join him in boycotting Nike’s products.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Nike pulled their ‘Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July’ brand of shoes after washed up former NFL player Colin Kaepernick whined about the use of Betsy Ross’ revolutionary-era flag in their design as being racist.

“Nike has chosen not to release the Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July as it featured the old version of the American flag,” a Nike spokeswoman said to The Journal.

Nike, which has been marketing itself to the anti-American demographic for years as professional sports become increasingly politicized, is finally feeling the sting economically for turning its back on the country in which it was founded.

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As Biden Eyes “Transition Away” From Fossil Fuels, Pennsylvania is Second-Largest Natural Gas Producer in US

Destroying Pennsylvanian jobs.

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Joe Biden’s announcement that he plans on a “transition away” from the use of fossil fuels as an energy source may not go over smoothly with the people of Pennsylvania- a state that has scored as the second largest producer of natural gas anywhere in the country.

Joe Biden admitted at the Thursday debate that he plans to “transition away from the oil industry,” citing pollution.

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The United States Energy Information Administration identifies a considerable 20.0% of national natural gas production as coming from the state of Pennsylvania, making it the second biggest producer behind Texas. The state punches well above its weight in doing so, producing almost as much natural gas as Texas despite having less than half of its population.

Biden has sought to dismiss his track record of support for the banning of fracking oil extraction, employing a similar thinly veiled rhetorical trick by stating he’d only decline to allow any new fracking.

The energy industry continues to be a source of gainful, family-supporting employment for over ten million Americans. It’s not an option to “transition away” from the use of fossil fuels in the immediate future- a fact Biden tacitly admitted to after the debate suggestion, perhaps indicating that he realized the political folly of the statement.

A study from the American Petroleum Industry indicates that more than 322,000 Pennsylvanians are employed by the natural gas industry that Biden wants to transition away from.

Pennsylvania is shaping up as the most critical swing state in the election, and in nearly every plausible election night scenario the winner of the state’s 20 electoral votes secures the 270 needed to win the election.

Perhaps Joe Biden should transition away from national politics, and leave policy answers relating to carbon emissions, the environment and a strong energy industry to those more considerate of the role of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania and around the country.

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