The Anthem Protests

Thong Extractor
Joined: 28 Feb 2008, 22:45

26 Sep 2017, 13:53 #41

t wrote:
Thong Extractor wrote: Who fucking cares. 99% of protests do absolutely nothing and usually ptotested by ill-informed nitwits, just like the occupy wall street assholes that just wanted free shit and were the biggest bunch of clueless dickweeds that I've ever seen and accomplished ZERO.
I'm sure some of the protesting NFL players work in their communities to help change things but I'll bet more than half the trendy kneelers do nothing to help any situation.  To me the entire thing is a mild annoyance and affects my life in no way so have at it fellas. I'll still stand and take off my hat at local sporting events for the anthem, what you do is your business.
100 percent of your posts do nothing but prove you are an uninformed nitwit

These NFL players do way more than you do for their communities, and there are thousands of minority young males and their parents who are immensely grateful that they are trying to bring attention to the issue.

On the other hand, not one of them cares what you think of them

At least occupy wall street protestors put some effort into their opinions
You have no idea what I do for the Cape Ann community.
Many NFL players do help, many do not.
I don't expect any of them to care what I think, I will still watch football and as I stated I don't really give a fuck if they protest or not.  I will still respect the flag during the national anthem, my choice...if others don't that's their choice.
Occupy nitwits couldn't even answer why they were living in their own filth and getting high every day - Absolutely nothing positive came out of it.
Please give me one positive example of change as a result of NFL players protesting.
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William Taylor.e
Joined: 30 Mar 2007, 04:27

26 Sep 2017, 15:10 #42

Oh, well, kneeling is a sign of reverence and submission. Thus endeth the lesson:

Kneeling
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Kneeling is a basic human position where one or both knees touch the ground. It is used as a resting position, during childbirth and as an expression of reverence and submission. While kneeling, the angle between the legs can vary from zero to widely splayed out, flexibility permitting. It is common to kneel with one leg and squat with the other leg.[1]
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flounda
Joined: 05 Jan 2008, 05:22

26 Sep 2017, 16:02 #43

People are desperate in Puerto Rico and everyone is preoccupied on who is kneeling for the anthem.
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

26 Sep 2017, 17:47 #44

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William Taylor.e wrote: Oh, well, kneeling is a sign of reverence and submission. Thus endeth the lesson:

Kneeling
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kneeling is a basic human position where one or both knees touch the ground. It is used as a resting position, during childbirth and as an expression of reverence and submission. While kneeling, the angle between the legs can vary from zero to widely splayed out, flexibility permitting. It is common to kneel with one leg and squat with the other leg.[1]
William - the act of kneeling with one leg or two is a form of submission as you said but also "grounds" the body. This reminds me if the American Flag touches the ground it is to be destroyed (burned) as if it was badly tattered - but grounding the American Flag is highly disrespectful and equivalent to surrendering in battle, dropping to your knees and planting your rifle's bayonette firmly in the earth ....

A good flag isn't cheap. You have to specify the height of the flagpole. It's disrespectful to display the flag outdoors in bad weather, especially high winds.

Ammin has been making flags since 1847. I think cotton, sewn stripes, embroidered stars looks best but others hold up better.

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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

26 Sep 2017, 17:57 #45

It's disrespectful to display the flag outdoors in bad weather, especially high winds.

You mean like those unpatriotic dopes who stick a huge flag in the back of their F-150 and cruise around at 75 on the highway (hurricane force winds -- is that a high enough wind to be considered disrespectful??), flying it day and night, splattering it with mud and grime and soot from their coal roller, ripping it to muddy, soiled, DISRESPECTED tatters? 

Is the the kind of disrespect to which you refer? 
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tyu12
Joined: 10 Jan 2008, 01:26

26 Sep 2017, 17:58 #46

Karly wrote: Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen nailed it...3 minutes and right on point.

pure BS
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tyu12
Joined: 10 Jan 2008, 01:26

26 Sep 2017, 17:58 #47

Karly wrote: Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen nailed it...3 minutes and right on point.

pure BS
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tyu12
Joined: 10 Jan 2008, 01:26

26 Sep 2017, 18:00 #48

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/chi ... spartandhp  

      here is a person who may get in trouble for using his first amendment rights. He had to apologize for his first amendment statement  and it will probably effect his job. 
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

26 Sep 2017, 18:29 #49

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Fortune Cookie wrote:
It's disrespectful to display the flag outdoors in bad weather, especially high winds.

You mean like those unpatriotic dopes who stick a huge flag in the back of their F-150 and cruise around at 75 on the highway (hurricane force winds -- is that a high enough wind to be considered disrespectful??), flying it day and night, splattering it with mud and grime and soot from their coal roller, ripping it to muddy, soiled, DISRESPECTED tatters? 

Is the the kind of disrespect to which you refer? 
FC - you got me.

- please in my post instead of "disrespect" change it to "disregard of proper use"

It helps if the F-150 has a loud exhaust BTW.

I've been meaning to have a word with those gentleman because the flags on most F150s get tattered in a very short while.

At a traffic light:
ME - .... And you do know what happens when your flag gets tattered?

Ford F-150 guy - huuuuh?

ME - you separate the field of blue and separate the stripes and toss it into a hot fire.

Ford F-150 guy - starts to stutter and stammer senselessly as the light changes to green.

Me - I drive off until the next F150 driver encounter.
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

26 Sep 2017, 19:14 #50

Nothing disrespects America, the flag, and everything it stands for, more than having a sleazy, evil, treasonous asshole like Lord Feltersnatch in the Offal Office. 
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

26 Sep 2017, 19:45 #51

Karly wrote: Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen nailed it...3 minutes and right on point.

I was about to post the same video, yup he nailed it!
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DM3194
Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 22:54

26 Sep 2017, 19:56 #52

I took a knee, in the privacy of my living room, at the start of Pro Wrestling on TV last night.
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William Taylor.e
Joined: 30 Mar 2007, 04:27

26 Sep 2017, 22:11 #53

Fortune Cookie wrote:
It's disrespectful to display the flag outdoors in bad weather, especially high winds.

You mean like those unpatriotic dopes who stick a huge flag in the back of their F-150 and cruise around at 75 on the highway (hurricane force winds -- is that a high enough wind to be considered disrespectful??), flying it day and night, splattering it with mud and grime and soot from their coal roller, ripping it to muddy, soiled, DISRESPECTED tatters? 

Is the the kind of disrespect to which you refer? 
Do we take the boulevard flags down in bad weather or lower them at night?  I think not.
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Fortune Cookie
Joined: 13 Nov 2010, 17:37

26 Sep 2017, 22:13 #54

Well, then I guess it's not disrespecting the flag to disrespect it!
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

26 Sep 2017, 22:47 #55

William Taylor.e wrote:
Fortune Cookie wrote:
It's disrespectful to display the flag outdoors in bad weather, especially high winds.

You mean like those unpatriotic dopes who stick a huge flag in the back of their F-150 and cruise around at 75 on the highway (hurricane force winds -- is that a high enough wind to be considered disrespectful??), flying it day and night, splattering it with mud and grime and soot from their coal roller, ripping it to muddy, soiled, DISRESPECTED tatters? 

Is the the kind of disrespect to which you refer? 
Do we take the boulevard flags down in bad weather or lower them at night?  I think not.
I believe the flag at Kent Circle is illuminated and that's allowable. I'm not sure about the giant flag near the original bridge house.
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Leland33
Joined: 02 Apr 2011, 03:07

26 Sep 2017, 23:37 #56

Dun Fudgin wrote:
William Taylor.e wrote:
Fortune Cookie wrote:
It's disrespectful to display the flag outdoors in bad weather, especially high winds.

You mean like those unpatriotic dopes who stick a huge flag in the back of their F-150 and cruise around at 75 on the highway (hurricane force winds -- is that a high enough wind to be considered disrespectful??), flying it day and night, splattering it with mud and grime and soot from their coal roller, ripping it to muddy, soiled, DISRESPECTED tatters? 

Is the the kind of disrespect to which you refer? 
Do we take the boulevard flags down in bad weather or lower them at night?  I think not.
I believe the flag at Kent Circle is illuminated and that's allowable. I'm not sure about the giant flag near the original bridge house.
Yes the Flag at Kent Circle is 100% allowable because it's in a difficult spot - a traffic circle. But lighting the Flag in a very accessible spot was grandfathered after 9/11 - it's okay ... but.
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bogtrotter
Joined: 08 May 2012, 01:18

27 Sep 2017, 00:05 #57

tyu12 wrote:
Karly wrote: Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen nailed it...3 minutes and right on point.

pure BS
Pure BS eh? Hansen's response is the most level headed to the situation I've seen so far. You DO realize that tRump is just using this as further smoke and mirrors to steer people away from real issues...right? Right?!?! I didn't think so...
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

27 Sep 2017, 00:23 #58

Although the result is to distract confused people from real issues, I am not sure that is his intention. I just think his attention span is extremely short and he has no ability to differentiate life and death issues from unimportant ones.
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

27 Sep 2017, 00:25 #59

^^
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bogtrotter
Joined: 08 May 2012, 01:18

27 Sep 2017, 01:00 #60

Damon wrote: Although the result is to distract confused people from real issues, I am not sure that is his intention. I just think his attention span is extremely short and he has no ability to differentiate life and death issues from unimportant ones.
Agreed as far as his inability goes but as you said the end result is the same. He is not acting alone as he/they'd like like it to appear. He DOES have advisors...that he might listen to occasionally, he most likely DOES have input from wranglers that concern themselves with his very public persona... He is a "reality TV personality" ! He mostly cares about ratings. Listen to him crow when he believes that he's done something "right" and believes he has poll or media numbers to back it up! A total embarrassment to people who actually understand what we have here as a country...not that it's actually ours to lay claim to. <<<< Yeah I know, different subject but I had to throw it in there for all of the people who don't realize that most of us living here are visitors as the result of actions by our ancestors.
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