The Anthem Protests

Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

09 Oct 2017, 17:13 #121

That is a indeed a good question. I hope some reporter researches how often Pence goes to games. If this is his first in a long time, he clearly went to provoke trouble and increase alienation. Obviously he knew perfectly well that some players would give him the opportunity.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

10 Oct 2017, 00:37 #122

It was an absolute set-up -- and one that cost taxpayers a lot of (unnecessary) expense.
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

10 Oct 2017, 09:42 #123

This whole thing is playing out to be juvenile.
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

10 Oct 2017, 12:18 #124

The President is kicking it up a
notch in his war with the NFL....
................. 
✔@realDonaldTrump
[b]Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time
disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!
6:13 AM - Oct 10, 2017
................

If the President even faintly hints that he is considering
military options against the NFL, it will be a real red flag.
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

10 Oct 2017, 12:28 #125

DM3194 wrote:Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time
disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!
6:13 AM - Oct 10, 2017
Because the residual economic benefits far out weigh what's lost in tax breaks. For instance Patriot Place next to Gillette Stadium alone in 2014 provided the Town of Foxboro $3.1 mil in tax revenue and 3000 jobs!  
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

10 Oct 2017, 19:13 #126

who cares why he went.  who cares that he left.      again, mountains being made out of molehills by the media and the lemmings falling into the pit.
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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flounda
Joined: 05 Jan 2008, 05:22

10 Oct 2017, 20:33 #127

NightStalker wrote: who cares why he went.  who cares that he left.      again, mountains being made out of molehills by the media and the lemmings falling into the pit.
Waste of taxpayers money for a contrived stunt.
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

10 Oct 2017, 21:05 #128

NightStalker wrote: who cares why he went.  who cares that he left.      again, mountains being made out of molehills by the media and the lemmings falling into the pit.
If you don't care...you are complicit by default in allowing them to completely fuck you/us all over with the rampant hypocrisy, lying, crushing people's rights....etc. But you're old, retired, got a fat pension and get over-paid to stand beside holes in the road practicing your golf swing. Many more of us have to stay around a while longer....and our kids/grandkids, longer still. Unless he gets us all blown up.
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

10 Oct 2017, 22:55 #129

I was driving by the Washington St construction areas and a chip shot went through my open sunroof...

Pence hasn't been to a game in three years.

... BTW - a light pair of my best pair of pants has coffee stains when a golf ball came through my sunroof and landed in my ice coffee in the dash cup holder.
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

11 Oct 2017, 12:22 #130

Leland33 wrote: I was driving by the Washington St construction areas and a chip shot went through my open sunroof...

Pence hasn't been to a game in three years.  

... BTW - a light pair of my best pair of pants has coffee stains when a golf ball came through my sunroof and landed in my ice coffee in the dash cup holder.
I wish I was that accurate!!!
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

11 Oct 2017, 12:29 #131

battlingignorance wrote:
NightStalker wrote: who cares why he went.  who cares that he left.      again, mountains being made out of molehills by the media and the lemmings falling into the pit.
If you don't care...you are complicit by default in allowing them to completely fuck you/us all over with the rampant hypocrisy, lying, crushing people's rights....etc. But you're old, retired, got a fat pension and get over-paid to stand beside holes in the road practicing your golf swing. Many more of us have to stay around a while longer....and our kids/grandkids, longer still. Unless he gets us all blown up.
There are more important things in lives than to worry about every little thing that goes on with Trump and his continuing saga of his presidency.  The country will survive just like it has with other presidents that people didn't like and that did stupid things.  The ones who spend their every minute fretting and worrying can keep on being scared. I won't.    

And while I may be a little fat, that pension sure isn't.  I'm not as old as I think I am some days, and my swing isn't helped by practicing.  What are you doing with all those royalties from your years as a musical star?  
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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15CMask
Joined: 08 May 2013, 01:45

11 Oct 2017, 12:46 #132

NightStalker wrote:
battlingignorance wrote:
NightStalker wrote: who cares why he went.  who cares that he left.      again, mountains being made out of molehills by the media and the lemmings falling into the pit.
If you don't care...you are complicit by default in allowing them to completely fuck you/us all over with the rampant hypocrisy, lying, crushing people's rights....etc. But you're old, retired, got a fat pension and get over-paid to stand beside holes in the road practicing your golf swing. Many more of us have to stay around a while longer....and our kids/grandkids, longer still. Unless he gets us all blown up.
There are more important things in lives than to worry about every little thing that goes on with Trump and his continuing saga of his presidency.  The country will survive just like it has with other presidents that people didn't like and that did stupid things.  The ones who spend their every minute fretting and worrying can keep on being scared. I won't.    

And while I may be a little fat, that pension sure isn't.  I'm not as old as I think I am some days, and my swing isn't helped by practicing.  What are you doing with all those royalties from your years as a musical star?  
"Star"?  😆
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

11 Oct 2017, 12:49 #133

NightStalker wrote:
battlingignorance wrote:
NightStalker wrote: who cares why he went.  who cares that he left.      again, mountains being made out of molehills by the media and the lemmings falling into the pit.
If you don't care...you are complicit by default in allowing them to completely fuck you/us all over with the rampant hypocrisy, lying, crushing people's rights....etc. But you're old, retired, got a fat pension and get over-paid to stand beside holes in the road practicing your golf swing. Many more of us have to stay around a while longer....and our kids/grandkids, longer still. Unless he gets us all blown up.
There are more important things in lives than to worry about every little thing that goes on with Trump and his continuing saga of his presidency.  The country will survive just like it has with other presidents that people didn't like and that did stupid things.  The ones who spend their every minute fretting and worrying can keep on being scared. I won't.    

And while I may be a little fat, that pension sure isn't.  I'm not as old as I think I am some days, and my swing isn't helped by practicing.  What are you doing with all those royalties from your years as a musical star? 
Ha ha! Well, No to the first paragraph - you are equating the Chump administration with what "people didn't like and that did stupid things". There is really no fair equivalency to any past presidency, if you're paying attention to it all. There are mountains.

Fair play on the second paragraph.  But I'll guarantee your pension (...earned, no dispute there) way outstrips any residual royalties I still get. By at least 20-fold!  
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gloman
Joined: 25 Jan 2008, 05:11

11 Oct 2017, 21:51 #134

The point of the anthem is freedom. Which makes the players correct.
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

12 Oct 2017, 11:48 #135

Just a reminder for the terminally obtuse:

It is not about the anthem.
It is not about the flag.
It is not about the military.
It is about patrick harmon, 50.
It is about philando castile, 32.
It is about alton sterling, 37.
It is about sandra bland, 28.
It is about samuel dubose, 43.
It is about brendon glenn, 29.
It is about freddie grey, 25.
It is about natasha mckenna, 37.
It is about walter scott, 50.
It is about christian taylor, 19.
It is about michael brown, 18.
It is about eric garner, 43.
It is about akai gurley, 28.
It is about laquan mcdonald, 17.
It is about tamir rice, 12.
It is about yvette smith, 47.
It is about aiyana mo'nay stanley-jones, 7.
It is about rekia boyd, 22.
It is about shereese francis, 29.
It is about sean bell, 23.
It is about amadou diallo, 22.
It is about due process under the law.
It is about justice.
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

12 Oct 2017, 12:07 #136

then they need to find another way to make people aware of what they want to say because what they are doing isn't working.         
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

12 Oct 2017, 13:17 #137

NightStalker wrote: then they need to find another way to make people aware of what they want to say because what they are doing isn't working.        
Riiiight - because nobody is talking about it, are they?!  (Change takes time, that silly old MLK with his bridge crossings and stuff - when nothing happened overnight)
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

12 Oct 2017, 14:44 #138

NightStalker wrote: then they need to find another way to make people aware of what they want to say because what they are doing isn't working.         
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NightStalker
Joined: 15 Apr 2006, 05:02

13 Oct 2017, 12:11 #139

in all the reports and articles there is little mention of the police inequality end.  I'll bet if you ask 20 people, 15 will say it's about the flag only.   
You think you know it, but you haven't got a clue!!
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

13 Oct 2017, 12:28 #140

I agree -- there are a lot of misinformed or maybe just plain stupid people out there. 

So does this mean that if I and a lot of other people are misinformed about something you are doing -- say, we've been told that you are engaging in onanism while you are out there staring at holes in the road -- and we all believe it -- does that mean it's really true? No matter what YOU say you are doing? Or does it mean we're grossly ignorant and misinformed about what YOU are doing. 
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