Unless you live under a rock, you undeniably know two things as of today:
1) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have split (I called this back in 2005, better late than never).
2) Spearheaded by 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, players around the NFL are attempting to raise awareness for racially profiled police brutality by kneeling or raising their fists during The National Anthem.
Sorry, Brangelina, this column isn’t about you, and it’s also not about the NFL players or their cause. No, I like to keep things light. Today, we are paying tribute to you, Lee Zeldin!
So, if you’re like me, you probably didn’t know who this guy was before a couple of days ago. I really don’t pay attention to congressmen in other states, amidst binge-watching TV shows, watching football on Sundays, work and my kids, that hobby fell by the wayside. So to get everyone up to speed, Zeldin is a Republican congressman in New York who is currently running for re-election on November 8.
Also, if you’re like me, you probably didn’t give one crap about his Twitter feed. Until he gave the internet and social media gold!
After the suspect for the New York and New Jersey bombings had finally been taken into custody, Zeldin, who had previously used Twitter as his platform to voice displeasure with Kaepernick’s decision and actions for social awareness, decided to light up the internet and give us the new “thanks, Obama.”
Zeldin Tweeted out “Suspect in custody. You Are welcome Colin Kaepernick.” Well, because naturally, there is a correlation between the two … for insane people.
This turned into Twitter and social media telling Kaepernick that they should be thanked for everything from eating lunch to deciding to get out of bed for the day. Trust me folks, both of those are difficult tasks that we all struggle with.
I would love to run through the list of the best ones, but I trust in my readers’ ability to Google search things or search Twitter. OK, if you’re feeling lazy, here. Now, chances are this isn’t going to stick around for very long, especially since Kaepernick is well on his way to being out of the league by the end of the season (these things tend to happen when you can’t beat out Blaine Gabbert for a starting position). However, it’s nice to know that amidst a terrible situation and a quarterback knee deep in his own cause and controversy that the internet still has the collective state of mind to know a good meme when they see one.
I just finished my column. You are welcome Colin Kaepernick.