Okay Kids Do Your Thing

Yeah, no disruption here. Getty Image

It seems Trump's desperate quest to find a public sports event that won't boo him off the planet has already run into a couple of glitches. Having lost Kentucky to do-nothing Democrats and hungry to get a win in Louisiana's gubernatorial contest, he evidently figured he could kill two commie birds with one stone by heading to deep-red Alabama to pretend to watch the big football game between top-ranked Louisiana State and University of Alabama's Crimson Tide, thus both gaining Louisiana traction and some devoutly-to-be-wished cheers. But the handlers of the Baby Trump balloon, arguing "it wouldn’t be a big Gameday in Tuscaloosa without a blimp overhead," set up a fundraising campaign to bring their VIP (very important protestor) to the big game. In a matter of hours they raised almost double their goal, vowing to give the extra funds to Montgomery's the Equal Justice Initiativ, which advocates to end mass incarceration and bolster racial justice. 


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Meanwhile, shortly after Trump announced his plan to attend the game, Alabama's Student Government Association warned students “any organizations that engage in disruptive behavior during the game will be removed from block seating instantly for the remainder of the season.” Their missive came despite the fact that, as many students noted, no such warnings had ever been issued before notwithstanding the games' decidedly rowdy, drunken history, and that telling kids not to act up is pretty much like sprinkling sugar on a picnic blanket supposedly to discourage ants. After the backlash, the Association sent out another message, clarifying their first warning had "nothing do with anyone’s First Amendment rights" and it just wanted to remind students about "consequences of altercations or other behaviors unbecoming of a University of Alabama student" and it "strongly affirms its belief in free speech and the rights of all students to express their opinions." So yeah. Let the booing begin." 


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