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NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby Trevor » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:40 am

I am astonished at the extended bloviating about the NFL protests (now players, staff, and owners) and the thundering stupidity of the PoTUS. It says a lot about the character of those people who are more offended by the protests than by the injustice that prompts the continued protests. (And yes, donny-boy, the protests are about racism, you feckwhistle).

Seems these offended people skipped class the day the First Amendment was taught in grade school.

Seems many think the national anthem is somehow owned by the military and nothing but humble piety and reverence is acceptable behavior during its recital in sports arenas. It's not. A national anthem isn't that. This is a civilian government's anthem, not the military's anthem.

I honor and respect the military. But to stretch the intention of the NFL protests as hating or disrespecting the military is just stupid. I would be that zero people who either locked arms or knelt on any sport sideline would testify that the purpose for their action was to < feces > on the military.

I laugh at the idea that what bothers people is that these guys are at work and should save their protests for when they aren't working. Yet, my guess is that they love that failure timmy tebow (who expressed his religion at games regularly) and the woman in KY who refused to do her job in issuing marriage certificates to (legal) same-sex couples.

I think what's going on here is mock-offense because their boy in the White House is about to go down in his cesspool of Russian intrigue, and they are flailing away at anything they can to distract.
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Re: NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby Outis » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:51 am

Patriotism has become indistinguishable from religion.
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Re: NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby whatever_works » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:56 am

+1

What bugs me the most is that there is a difference between what Colin Kaepernick was doing and what happened this weekend. That was about race. This was about freedom of expression. People whining against NFL teams don’t know the difference, can’t understand the difference, and just don’t care.

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Re: NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby Fatheroffour » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:04 am

Pity comrade Trump couldn't generate such passion when denouncing Nazis or Russian meddling in our election.


I wonder why.























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Re: NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby RC611V » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:08 am

Seems like for a lot of people, following the big american 'sports' is almost a religion too.
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Re: NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby Campfire » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:18 am

I find these protests pointless. To blame the umbrage on one political faction shows an extreme amount of bias on your part. Perhaps it would be best for folks on both sides of the fence to stop pointing fingers. After all, every time you point a finger at someone, you have three of your own fingers pointing back at you.

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Re: NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby Fatheroffour » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:23 am


I find these protests pointless.


Yet, obviously, they are not.
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Re: NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby Trevor » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:25 am

Campfire wrote:To blame the umbrage on one political faction shows an extreme amount of bias on your part.

Either that or no liberals are complaining about the First Amendment rights of athletes. Can you name some?
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Re: NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby lionel2013 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:26 am

Outis wrote:Patriotism has become indistinguishable from religion.


Yep. Just like, to me, it seems many people out there confuse the Constitution with the Bible.
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Re: NFL, protests, and hyperventilation

Unread postby Phoenix853 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:19 pm

What are they taking a knee for this week for?

BLM?
Hate Trump?
Kaepernick not getting on a team?
White Privilege?
Rape Culture?
Free Speech?
Hate the police?
Love Castro?
Russian Collusion?
Hillary Lost?
Free College?
Healthcare?
Tax Reform?
Immigration?

Pick your poison.
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