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September 24, 2017

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Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting there

Ha!

henry

I thought they were kneeling instead of playing.

Jack is Back!

Bringing it over from the last thread since it is on topic:

Villanueva's story is interesting. He was born at Naval Air Station Meridien in Mississippi. His father was a Spanish Naval officer on exchange to the US. He has lived all over Europe and learned American football, in of all places, Belgium during his dad's tour of SHAFE.

I think he speaks several languages. His best friend in Casteau was admitted to West Point and he told the coaches about this giant of a man in Belgium. That is how he got to West Point.

Served 3 tours of Afghanistan. Bronze Star. Thos eejit teammates on the Stoolers couldn't carry his jock strap.

 narciso.

I think they will double up on the pastis:
http://france24.com/en/20170924-french-conservatives-republicains-retain-senate-majority-macron-LREM-party-setback

Threadkiller

Sassehole was hoping for kneeling disrespect on Gold Star Mother's Day?

What a bum.

JimNorCal

My brother emails to tell me about a great article by a lady named Clarice Feldman.

JimNorCal

So what did Sen Sasse have to say?

 narciso.

Something about they have a right to protest but not in that venue,

Threadkiller

See TM's previous post, Jim.

Sassehole wants it both ways.

rich

from the other thread ...


>>>As to Trump, Sen. Ben Sasse tweets some interesting points:

NFL players: You have the right to protest Trump tmrw. But aren’t there better ways than kneeling before the flag soldiers died to defend?

Followed by:

btw, Trump wants you to kneel--because it divides the nation, with him and the flag on the same side. Don't give him the attention he wants.<<<

 narciso.

Have some more hasenfefer:

http://.dw.com/en/german-election-results-live-angela-merkels-cdu-largest-party-record-low-for-spd-afd-to-be-third-power-in-bundestag/a-40660750

Threadkiller

Shorter Sassehole: I am for and against the kneeling but I am for and against the flag*

*depends on what side Trump is on.

DebinGA

Re Sasse, Trump won Nebraska ~59-33

centralcal

Jack: thank you so much for the interesting background of Villanueva. Brave, patriot.

Captain Hate

The Roger Goodell experience has been like a Wayans Brothers/BLM remake of Trading Places where the Duke brothers take a not particularly smart and unlikeable white turd out of the company mailroom and put him in charge of the company to see if he can run it into the ground. Bathtub Boy should play Beeks and Jen Rubin Ophelia.

Threadkiller

Rubin's fake cans popping out in her hooker suite will certainly make a film to remember.

 narciso.

You risk summoning the old ones with that image.

maryrose

Hi centracal!
So good to hear from you.

common man

The Pittsburgh Kneelers just got beat I am reading, I did not watch.

 narciso.

How are you doing central.

Clarice Feldman

Jim, tell him you have my autograph but it's got typos in it.

Captain Hate

Wow, there are a lot of Horde Steeler fans who are claiming their support of the team is officially over. I guess having a Zippy fellating owner made that an easy choice.

Clarice Feldman

Link didn't work, frau. This one did:http://www.dw.com/en/german-election-results-live-angela-merkels-cdu-largest-party-record-low-for-spd-afd-to-be-third-power-in-bundestag/a-40660750 for some reason

DebinGA

Falcons owner/players stood together on sidelines with arms linked in Detroit.

Jack is Back!

A real doozy at East Lake for the Tour Championship and the FedEx = $10million. Spieth could win it (the $10 mil) with a birdie on 18 they are saying. All kinds of different scenarios.

Frau Heil dir im Siegerkranz

Hello cc - Mr. Villanueva certainly is a bright light in a dark night.

I bet you are pleased that our heat has let up finally.

Man Tran

Centralcal,

Going to be in Fresno Friday/Saturday mostly for a memorial for my cuz. Are you available for coffee?

Clarice Feldman

Waving at centralgal!

maryrose

JamesD
Sorry about your Giants.
What did you guys think about the reversed call in the Packers game?

maryrose

Deb in GA:
Falcons are my new team!

Momto2

Antioch shooter - Emanuel Kidega Samson - from Sudan.


This *might* be his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/E.to.da.Man

James D.

Thanks, maryrose, but I missed most the game, and I really don't care about them at this point.

since their players clearly despise people like me, and their owner has contempt for people like me, I don't think it's worth my time and energy to watch them anymore.

Old Lurker

CC!

henry

So the clown mask was to hide his Islam?

Momto2

Not sure what to think, henry. He has all sorts of weird stuff on his page - a lot of bodybuilding images.

Has 5 or 6 relatives all from Sudan - all now living near Nashville.

Extraneus

Jets did the same thing. Everyone stood arm in arm, including the owner. (Well, the acting owner, since his older brother Woody Johnson became US Ambassador to England.) Happy b.s., but that's fine with me. At least they were all standing. Opponents, the Dolphins, had several guys kneeling.

DebinGA

Roid rage might be his only defense. Shooting innocent church goers won't fly with juries there.

centralcal

Waving back - hi gang!

OL: do I still have a reserved spot on the ledge? I promise to bring my own Brandy Manhattans.

Man Tran: possibly doable. Have new email addy: jangal1 at ATT dot net. I hope we really can connect this time.

I am so flipping mad at the gawd damned NFL stooges. Never a football fan myself, but kids are all fanatical fans. Most are pretty apolitical but I hope they are outraged by this nonsense.

Momto2

Gotta love Nascar folks!!

The Washington Times ✔ @WashTimes
NASCAR draws line on protesting during national anthem. 'It'll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.'http://bit.ly/2xslSKE

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

Two Falcons players took a knee. It was the first time ANY joined in the craptastic affair.

Dirty birds are back.

narciso

here is an fascinating detail:

https://twitter.com/TobiasBuckFT/status/912053936416313344

Another Bob

BREAKING... Drudge has tweeted the audio of McCain's 1969 Tokyo Rose propaganda piece.

https://twitter.com/drudge_report/status/912052513578221568

Dave (in MA)
Legal Insurrection Retweeted
Sean Davis Retweeted Chris Cillizza Sean Davis added, "Bake the cake, bigot."
@CillizzaCNN The US is literally premised on the right of people to freely express their beliefs without fear of reprisal https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/911911385176723457
jimmyk

"Bake the cake, bigot."

Cilizza: That's different, because shut up.

(That's not a quote, but a forecast.)

Captain Hate

Cillizza is such an idiot. Of course there can be reprisals for making idiotic statements and stunts, just not in the form of prosecution by the state. That isn't a difficult concept to grasp even for a floating head on the airport channel.

Marlene

AB @ 5:27... funny you should mention that. We are watching Vietnam on Maine Public TV (the re-air) and just now are watching the part about about McCain. Whatever anyone thinks about Ken Burns and the narrative,it is very interesting to watch.

Marlene

Momto2...the NASCAR race in New Hampshire is the final race for this date in NH. There will still be a July race,but this date is moving to Las Vegas next year. Speaking of a sport that is suffering because of lack of viewership.

Momto2

This is rather interesting...

Link : https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DKhJgY4VoAASqdv.jpg

Momto2

Sorry - can't read that without going to the link.

Marlene

The young man who is the points leader in the ARCA race series is from Fort Kent,Maine. His family's trucking company are clients of hubby's office. When Austin was still in high school,his parents asked hubby to talk him into going to college. He was interested in politics,but he really wanted to race. He's following his dream.

narciso

it's unplusdoublegood, clearly,

DebinGA

No surprise Pro Wrestling trends left.

Momto2

Such an impressive young man!
Not surprised he ignored the pressure and stood up for our flag!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=72&v=xvKoKez6VvE

sbw

Questions for any Prog:

What is the minimum anyone should contribute to the community?

What is the minimum anyone should expect from the community?

Clarice Feldman

The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the NFL League Rulebook. It states:
“The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.
“During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition...
...It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”

Clarice Feldman

http://ntknetwork.com/mnuchin-nfl-wouldnt-let-dallas-honor-fallen-cops-lets-players-disrespect-flag/

DebinGA

I taped the Vietnam series for hubs but I couldn't bear to watch it. I think he's to the point Johnson is about to take over after JFK's death and do the impossible - top JFK's mammoth errors in judgment. Doesn't sound like Burns went easy on either.

sbw

Clarice, I think that is suspect. It does not appear to be in the link.

Captain Hate

The apocalypse is near: Rocket surgeon Terry Bradshaw just lectured Trump on the first amendment. Love that Louisiana Tech higher learnin'.

Clarice Feldman

sbw, thank you. I checked the rule book and don't see it there. I'll tell the person who originally posted it:http://operations.nfl.com/the-rules/2017-nfl-rulebook/

narciso

this where burns is still stuck in 1985,

http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/584

common man

Terry Bradshaw is not very bright. Phenomenal athlete and may still be the Louisiana record holder for high school in the javelin toss. I would doubt Terry's ability to do fairly simple tasks. Like balance his checkbook

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Momto2,

I went to the chart with the sphere's. Basically, sports to the upper right trend Republican with high voter turnout. Lower left is sports that trend democrat with low voter turnout.

That big blue ball is the NFL.

Extraneus

It wouldn't be in the "rule book," Clarice. If it's true, it would be in some sort of Player's Association (union) agreement.

DebinGA

From MLB site on history of anthem at games: "From that day [1918 World Series] on, the anthem rang out on Opening Day, special occasions (like Independence Day) and the and during World War II, when all Major League ballparks boasted public announcing systems, the tradition of the anthem before every game began." ... They should have kept it a special tradition for special but infrequent occasions imo. Whoever said "Familiarity breeds contempt" was not wrong.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump

Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3h3 hours ago

Courageous Patriots have fought and died for our great American Flag --- we MUST honor and respect it! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 13m13 minutes ago

Alaska, Arizona, Maine and Kentucky are big winners in the Healthcare proposal. 7 years of Repeal & Replace and some Senators not there.

Dave (in MA)

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Miss Marple the Deplorable

Fox seemed to find people who wouldn't boycott although didn't like the protest.

I place no credence in that survey after the Jets game for several reasons:

1. Season ticket holders are not going to throw away their investment.

2. People don't want to say they won't be back, because they don't want to be accused of racism.

3. The Fox Sports contract with the NFL may have affected which answers were shown on screen. (I think this is very important.)

Jack is Back!

Back from 5:00 mass since it was the one the Confirmatis' attended and Frederick is one of them. These years class is over 60 and they filled up 7 rows of pews in our church which is actually a basilica and very large.

He had to write a letter to his confirmation sponsor and I know for a fact he has the only sponsor who is a Nigerian Prince:) Plus a noted kidney (is that Rheinal?) surgeon in NYC.

What was funny was that all the kids were in shorts or jeans and T's or hoodies but for one kid, he was in shirt and tie. But then he is the best kid, most mannerly, intense student and the one most likely to become a priest. Even his mom agrees with me.

JimNorCal

Thanks for the Saase explanation(s).
Isn't there an aphorism about how if you try too hard to straddle a fence your balls get crushed?

Clarice, this is not the first time my brother has sent me links to your writing :) Clearly you have a fan base outside the JOM.

Extraneus

I didn't see the Jets survey. Can you post a link?

Sidwhite

Section 4, Article 8 of the rule book Clarice posted prohibits any kind of "personal message" when a player (or any other employees) is visible in the stadium or on TV. ...like taking a knee or honoring fallen police officers.

DebinGA

I'm not seeing the method in Trump's flag madness. "Patriots died for our great American flag"? That's off-putting to me.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/09/24/president-trump-holds-impromptu-tarmac-presser-video/

You have to listen closely because of the noise from Air Force One's engines.

Clarice Feldman

I don't see that Sidwhite.In fact I don't see any Articles in the ryle book.

narciso

now burns doesn't spell it out, but he suggests that being quartermaster to the French end of the conflict, and diem's declaration of victory in the south Vietnamese elections were the more obvious mistakes, but that's not at all certain, knowing the nature of left wing dictators, consider Indonesia, which had a similar experience with decolonialism, and the trouble sukarno proved, or ne win, of the Burmese junta, that ruled for thirty some years,

Clarice Feldman

Section 4 just notes where the benches are to be places. No articles under that.

Momto2

Metro Nashville PD ✔ @MNPDNashville
Gunman in church shooting is Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25. He has been released from hospital and will be charged with murder and att murder.

Jack is Back!

The most interesting thing about the flightline interview was how knowledgeable and spontaneous he was on every issue the reporter threw at him. No hemming and hawwing at all. Even Bush, but particularly, the smartest zero in the world would be searching for words. Not Trump.

Impressive. Oh, and MAGA.

Porchlight

Normies hate this stuff, Deb. Trump is making it clear where he stands. Whose side is Joe Sixpack going to be on, Villanueva's or the Kneelers hiding in the tunnel?

Momto2

Deb - not sure what you mean?

Is he not reminding the NFL of the sacrifices that patriots have made for our country and our flag?

Symbols are important. Disrespecting our flag is not a popular stand.

narciso

they are less than worthless,

http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/nfl/titans/2016/09/09/nfl-squashes-titans-linebacker-avery-williamsons-plan-honor-911-victims/89956128/

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Extraneus,

It wasn't a numbers survey. They showed some people in on-screen interviews and then told us what the majority sentiment was.

Porchlight

It is rightly unpopular and is about to become more so. Tennessee church shooter has #TakeAKnee as his Facebook cover.

https://mobile.twitter.com/nontolerantman/status/912062196460527616

Jack is Back!

Deb and M22,

LIke I have pointed out, he was born here of a Spanish naval officer and his wife. Then lived around Europe on NATO duty (his dad).

But the poor butt hurt NFL players who as a minimum make $425K a year feel oppressed. This is what our current edumacation system has given us. Poor rse. All the facts and no one wants to do a damn thing.

No prayer in the school. No pledge. No national anthem.

What the hell did we expect?

narciso

Valerie has resigned her board membership of ploughshares, over her taste for shoe leather,

Janet 🚬

What do the 'take a knee' NFL guys want?
Is there a specific demand or desire that they are putting out there?

I don't even understand what the deal is.
Is it just a general, 'America is lousy' message?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack,

When do you think it will dawn on some of the press that like him or not, the guy is pretty smart?

Extraneus

Not sure what it is, but I heard they want "social equality," Janet. Social equality for pro football players seems like a letdown for them, but I'm all for it.

DebinGA

I don't know, Janet. Originally, I thought it was because of the anthem's background/lyrics - America was not the "land of the free' for millions of black slaves when the poem was written. The verses we never hear include phrases like "hireling and slave" iirc. Choosing a song about a flag surviving a night of bombardment in a war most Americans are clueless about in a location almost no one can name has always seemed a bizarre anthem choice to me.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Well, the choices for anthems seem pretty limited, DebinGA.

My Country, Tis of Thee is set to God Save the Queen, which seems sort of unacceptable.

America the Beautiful is a hymn.

God Bless America has God in the title.

I don't know what else you would use. Plus, if you wrote a new one then years of tradition would be thrown away.

narciso

Baltimore harbor, that was considered valuable real estate, once upon a time,

some anthems are less elegiac and more martial take the marseillaise, 'awake children of france' or this example,


http://www.lyricsondemand.com/miscellaneouslyrics/nationalanthemslyrics/cubanationalanthemlyrics.html

Stephanie Nene Not your normal Grandma

Don't forget that originally Kaeperdick's initial rant and reason the first time he did it was that he thought Hillary got special treatment and should be in prison AND that anyone that was protesting with BLM would not get the special treatment she did.

Down the memory hole with that...

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 3m3 minutes ago

Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/24/enhancing-vetting-capabilities-and-processes-detecting-attempted-entry

=======================================

I LOVE having a multi-tasker for President! MAGA!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/352164-nascar-owners-say-they-wouldnt-tolerate-national-anthem-protests-at-races

"Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where they’re at? The United States,” Petty said in comments reported by the AP.

Richard Childress, a former drive who owns Richard Childress Racing, said any protests from his team members would “get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.”

jimmyk

I actually like the anthem. The flag is obviously a symbol, its survival representative of the survival of the country. The imagery of the soldiers inspired by being able to see the flag at night because of the 'bombs bursting in air' is pretty cool.

I suppose it's possible that "land of the free" might grate on the descendants of slaves, but I doubt most of these kneelers even know (other than possibly that) what is in the lyrics.

Jack is Back!

I found it very odd that in that matrix someone posted, that Dems are more highly favorable of watching Tennis. When you consider the price of major tournament tickets that seems skewed wrong but then the left have become the dominant billionaires in this country. And golf was more Republican than NASCAR?

I agree with golf but NASCAR being in the middle? Suspect.

Dave (in MA)

A sports radio caller here had a good point tonight, that the NFL blew its chance to crack down when Kaepernick first started this crap, and he invoked Giuliani's broken windows. If you don't do anything about the small stuff, pretty soon you're having to deal with the bigger problems that ensue.

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