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A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: September 09, 2018 05:21PM
Taking a knee during Star-Spangled Banner is part of ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice in America.

Trump is a moron.
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 09, 2018 05:37PM
You kneel when getting knighted by the queen.
You kneel when you say your prayers.
You kneel when you're about to be executed.

But kneeling for the flag is totally disrespectful. Real Americans are in the nacho line.
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 09, 2018 05:41PM
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Acer
You kneel when getting knighted by the queen.
You kneel when you say your prayers.
You kneel when you're about to be executed.

But kneeling for the flag is totally disrespectful. Real Americans are in the nacho line.

The real way to honor the flag is to play a commercial during the anthem. Like in the days when Amerika was great.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Rolando
Date: September 09, 2018 06:54PM
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Steve G.
Taking a knee during Star-Spangled Banner is part of ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice in America.

Trump is a moron.

There is nobody who does not know this. You have to be a real idiot or fooling yourself to believe otherwise.

And yes, Trump is a Moron. I think I will ad that to my sig!



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"Trump is a moron." -- Steve G.

"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
-- Edmund Burke
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt (1918)
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: bfd
Date: September 09, 2018 06:55PM
Just Play Ball!

Forget the ridiculous militaristic displays and all the bad country muzak supporting it, forget all the flag waving and fly overs and leave all patriotism to New England.
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 09, 2018 07:16PM
Are the deplorables going to burn their Ford trucks now?



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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 09, 2018 07:27PM
I am cheered beyond anything that I get from the game when I see the protests.

Football is over-commercialized and as such I associate it more with deadly junk food and beer than with bravery.

But when I see the players taking a knee in protest with full knowledge that they risk their careers and fines and the loss of approbation, I feel pride swelling in me that America still has something great left in it.

Godspeed, Colin Kaepernick.



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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 09, 2018 08:00PM
Doc, well said!



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 09, 2018 08:08PM
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$tevie
Are the deplorables going to burn their Ford trucks now?

No, because while Ford did make their statement in response to one of 45's latest divisive tweets, they nevertheless gave every F-150 ample cover to keep driving their trucks:

"We respect individuals’ rights to express their views, even if they are not ones we share, That’s part of what makes America great.”

Hey, Ford, dog whistle, much?
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 09, 2018 09:38PM
And I don’t mind reminding people, but I’m better at just saying that players taking a knee don’t do it to disrespect the anthem, the flag, or the late Pat Tillman. No matter how often his image and memory get misappropriated.
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: steve...
Date: September 09, 2018 09:59PM
Some of us don't watch football -- are the networks showing players kneeling?


Nike sales are up after their Colin Kaepernick ad:

Nike sales grew 31% from Sunday through Tuesday over the Labor Day holiday this year compared with the previous year, according to Edison Trends.

Time


But Nike call centers were getting hammered:

Nike call center employees were targeted by racists, Trump supporters and irate Republican soccer moms who angrily phoned in by the thousands to blast the company's Colin Kaepernick "Just Do It" ad campaign.

Newsweek




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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 09, 2018 10:20PM
I sure hope Colin Kaepernick runs for office soon. He's far more American than 95% of those in DC.
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 10, 2018 03:54AM
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sekker
I sure hope Colin Kaepernick runs for office soon. He's far more American than 95% of those in DC.

He can trace his ancestry in America further back than most Republicans.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: deckeda
Date: September 10, 2018 07:57AM
The original RS link Newsweek copied is better. Weirdly dumb: Nike bosses bought Papa John’s pizzas for staff: [www.rollingstone.com]
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: September 10, 2018 07:58AM
I bet the "solution" is the networks don't switch from the commentators to the field until the kicker starts running...
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 10, 2018 08:45AM
The real way to honor the flag is to recognize that it is a symbol of our unity, and stop trying to use it to tear us apart.
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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 10, 2018 12:31PM
Colleges have it figured out. Players don't take the field until after the anthem, then do so with hoopla and showmanship. Always been that way and isn't an issue.

The NFL decided to sell the opening to the military (yes, the military paid for it) and now it has come back to bite them.



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-- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: September 10, 2018 05:32PM
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steve...
Some of us don't watch football -- are the networks showing players kneeling?

No.

And so far, only some members of the Dolphins seem to be catching anyone's attention when doing so.



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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: $tevie
Date: September 10, 2018 07:20PM
Trump uses this as a way to pound on his chest and impress his basket of deplorables. He would drop it in a New York minute if he was given permission to own an NFL team. He's a big phony, as we all know already.



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Re: A reminder about why NFL players taking a knee
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 11, 2018 01:27PM
I'm just gratified that the right-wing has been so consistent on this Flag Code point. It must be enforced fully, which is why starting this week the active duty military invited to NFL games to be honored will carry loaded rifles and are authorized to neutralize anyone wearing illegitimately flag-styled apparel.



rj
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