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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 05:42:31 PM »
That pretty much sums it up for me as well. And team members and coaches have enough distractions going on as it is while they're trying to get ready to win a game. As far as Trump goes, I think it's ok if he wants to express his opinion on such things, but I also think he spends way too much time doing so when there are better things to talk about. And I definitely think he spends too much time antagonizing Elton John.

Is Bernie Taupin still alive?

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 05:33:28 PM »
I think there already is a National Association for the Advancement of White People; it goes by the initials KKK.

I am white, grew up in a small town, predominantly Republican, in Western New York. I was taught in elementary school the Civil War was about Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves from the evil plantation owners in the Confederate states. I just don't get why the flag of the losers who wanted to keep a racial group enslaved is something to be proudly revered and develop traditions around that are passed down from generation to generation.

I don't get it either. I actually used to have a confederate flag sewn on a jean jacket when I went in the air force. I sewed it on because I lived in Texas and it was just a symbol of the south to me. After about a year in the air force a black guy explained that some people took offense. This was in 1975.

He wasn't confrontational. And I couldn't really defend it in any way other than how I just did so I ended up cutting it off. I still have the jacket and the fabric is darker where I had that patch.

Now ask yourself why this is an issue today. Donald Trump did not erect the Robert E Lee statues and did not cause any state flags to include the confederate battle flag. This whole narrative about Trump being a racist is bullshit. The liberals got defeated in the polls and now they have to stir up crap by being divisive.

p.s. Oh yeah. The first 4 years I was stationed in Plattsburgh.

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 04:12:25 PM »
Dice was next level? Take out the nursery rhymes and leather jacket and he was just another hack. Rickles wasn't outrageous because he always rounded off his roasts by kissing up to his targets. Archie Bunker was a straight rip-off from a UK sitcom character. Trump unites people with no sense of humour.

I saw Rickles live in 1983. He was pretty edgy.

The only racial joke I remember though was:

Hey! Are there any blacks in here tonight?

What's the matter? Isn't there a basketball game?


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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 03:39:28 PM »
This will freak out the Bears..:


LOL - I was right.

The Steelers stayed in the locker room. With one exception. They have a veteran on their team. He was allowed to come out of the locker room for the anthem. And he stood.

This must have fired up the Bears. This will probably be the only game they win all year, but win they did!

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 03:05:19 PM »
So perhaps to help resolve this matter Black athletes should go to their own universities instead of "our universities"?  I almost think that is part of what they are protesting about is that they are not considered as equals in "our country".

I also think they are well aware of the Flag that was carried by the North in a civil war about slavery. They also are likely well aware of the Confederate flag carried by the opposing side that fought to continue slavery, the same flag that many whites today feel the need to display at their gatherings. If one supports the meaning of the US Flag in the passages above, how can one also feel emboldened to also display the Confederate flag?

As for all the hate for Trump stemming from his wall or vetting, my husband thought Trump was a big dick way back in the 1980's and others might have noticed that also.

There are at least 80 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

There are even special federal contracting regulations to encourage companies to work with these schools.

I don't think that anyone in this day or age views segregation as the answer. And I don't see anyone trying to create a classification of Historically White Colleges and Universities or an organization called the National Association for the Advancement of White People.

Pretty slick how you managed to work in the confederate battle flag.

Sometimes tradition is just about tradition. There doesn't have to be a nefarious aspect to every action.

If you would like to support your local HBCU, you can see their rankings here. I have worked with several in my career and can offer suggestions if you want to make a donation.

https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/hbcu

p.s They don't get many pro athletes but there are a few good ones.

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 02:47:13 PM »
Hey TL!
At least Trump didn't insult the mothers of the players by saying they were bitches...Oh hang on he did.  :-\

Very Presidential.



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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 02:37:26 PM »
The real issue is Kaepernick isn't a great quarterback. He's back-up qb somewhere isn't he?

Nope. Nobody will sign him. He got one offer for the league minimum and his GF made him turn it down and then started this whole social justice warrior campaign about the racism in the league.

This was not an issue 3 weeks ago. People either stood or kneeled. No real press since about the third time Kaepernick started it two plus years ago. (Over Ferguson, Missouri if I remember correctly)

Now the fact that Cutler came out of retirement to get a backup slot may lend credence to the conspiracy theories. LOL

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 02:18:16 PM »
LOL


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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 02:16:01 PM »
You're making my point for me. The NFL management and owners are supporting freedom of speech. Trump doesn't ... unless they're carrying Confederate flags

Why are there so many lefties calling for a protest of the NFL, when the management and owners exercise their rights by not signing Kaepernick to a contract?  This is the only real reason this is still an issue in the media.

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 01:49:39 PM »
I don't discriminate, I despise you all equally, with your fanny packs and Bermuda shorts.

You should have seen us back when we wore OP corduroy shorts.




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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 01:38:06 PM »
That's true about Americans in general. Unnatural savages.

All Americans, or just US Americans?

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 01:18:52 PM »
Pud,

You are going to lose LK if you keep devoting so much time to CNN and this unhealthy hatred of Trump.

Study up on the emoluments clause. One that has never been litigated.

The president does take an oath of office. You allege he hasn't upheld the constitution. Why do you only list allegations that even if they violated some part of the constitution, occurred long before he took the oath.

You should actually read the constitution. Or better yet take an online class in it. I get the feeling there is a lot less in there than you believe there is.

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 12:05:09 PM »

Obama isn't the POTUS, Trump is and has done fuck all and still filling the swamp and getting himself richer on the US taxpayer.

Obama was when all of the kneeling started.

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 11:43:21 AM »
This will freak out the Bears..:


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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Today at 11:24:31 AM »
It wasn't a moment too soon I got here. I have much to do to get some semblance of civilisation installed.  :)

Next you will be criticizing Oz as an island of convicts, in spite of the fact that your Crown sent them all there.

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Today at 11:12:07 AM »
How is flying the flag that represents traitors and the continuance of slavery be respectful?

In case you didn't notice, the original star and stripes represented a whole nation of traitors and a nation that came into existence allowing the continuance of slavery.

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 11:07:07 AM »
Drat that pesky Constitution and its freedom of speech. If only we could shut down non-violent protest and the free press life would be blissful ignorance.  But nothing will keep me from a day of watching football and expressing my right to zone in front of the red zone

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000849571/article/nfl-owners-ceos-respond-to-trump-comments

I actually have quite the mixed feelings on this whole issue.

I am probably more patriotic than the average person, even more than the average vet. I get goose bumps whenever I hear the anthem and often tear up.

I do not think anyone should use the flag or the anthem as a means of protest. I think burning the flag should be a crime. I think anyone participating in a sporting event should respect the anthem and the flag.

I also do not see the need for playing the anthem and other patriotic songs during every sporting event. I would rather see them played on special occasions like July 4, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. When you overdue it it feels like a Red Communist mass rally where everyone needs to conform and worship the symbol of the state.

Amateur international sports is different. I like the Olympics model.

There is no first amendment issue here for professional sports. You are working for a company, wearing their logo. If they tell you to stand respectfully then it should be a condition of employment. If the owner says you can kneel or sit then it is a fan decision to watch or not.

I don't look towards sports figures as heroes or role models and have very little respect for any of them. There are a few, like JJ Watt and Tim Tebow that impress me with their actions. But even with them, I don't buy something just because they do a commercial.

I think if you could divine the absolute truth behind the reasons that people say they will protest the NFL, it has more to do with the costs/hassle/entertainment value and a lot less to do with standing or kneeling. 95% of people on social media that say they are protesting probably have not even bought a ticket.

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Politics / Re: Sports Kneelers
« on: Today at 08:26:25 AM »
I remember when Tommie Smith and John Carlos pulled their black power salute during the anthem at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. I didn't agree with that pathetic display and I don't agree with it now.


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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Today at 07:58:17 AM »
Another day, another shitstorm perpetrated by the hateful, volatile, bitter old man Trump, who's determined to alienate and divide as many people as possible, both at home and abroad. His abhorrent behavior makes him unfit for office, with neither the character or temperment to lead the nation anywhere but downhill. He's out of control, even with someone like the capable Gen. John Kelly close by. Enough. It's time for him to go. His entire staff should walk out in protest.

The world was supposed to end yesterday and from what I can tell, it didn't. Doesn't he get any credit for that? 

Daily Checklist
Sun rise in the east - check
Not speaking Russian on the radio - check
Lt Uhura hates Donald Trump - check
Hillary Clinton still not president - check

All systems check

Good morning Lt.

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LOL!  Sad truth is, if Hoagie was committed, he would be vastly better than Noory.

If Hoagie was committed, would he be allowed to have visitors?

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 08:59:02 PM »
we need a tiebreaker...  8)





and on a serious note... If my entire country (USA) got drunk with the entire UK, which country would we invade naked?

A warm one.

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 08:06:49 PM »
I've never understood why we play the National Anthem before ball games.  What is the point of it?

Blame the Cubs, Red Sox and World War I.

http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/6957582/the-history-national-anthem-sports-espn-magazine

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Random Topics / Re: Dutch Sinse. Earth Quake Predictions.
« on: Yesterday at 06:46:12 PM »
I see what you mean but I don't watch those videos, myself.  Now watching videos of a guy that purports to have a system that allows him to predict possible earthquake movement, well yeah, I'll give them a look see.  Like I said, I haven't seen many of his videos, so I'll check them out for awhile and see if he's on to something.

I haven't watched his videos but I wonder if he picked up where Jim Berkland left off.

I do believe there are indicators that can be used for gauging probabilities. Whether you want to call them predictions or not is kind of getting into semantics.

I remember Berkland watching for trends in runaway animals.

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Yes. You did. And please tell it to stop dragging on my ass

Done. Here. Let me help you with that.


👐

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I must confess, I have gone over to the Darkside. I am occasionally posting in the Falkie thread now  :-[. It's all Gravity's fault  >:(

However I still find it more fun to insult the rich and powerful than the poor and powerless

Told you Gravity Sucks.

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Well Shay, we show up here and half the time its a replay.

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The jags Ravens game comes on at 5:30 am my time. Can't decide if I should go with a bloody Mary or Bailey's.

Will you be still up or just up?

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Politics / Re: President Donald J. Trump
« on: Yesterday at 02:58:44 PM »
Are U.S. athletes the only one required to stand for the National Anthem at the beginning of their workday?

Perhaps police officers and POTUS should have to do this also, at the beginning of their workday & perhaps they should also stand for a daily reading of the Bill of Rights.

Canadian hockey players stand for their anthem. Canadian baseball players stand for their anthem. Not sure about Canadian Football League. I've only been to one game and that was before Canada was a country i think.

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Yes I just looked that up on wikipedia and corrected it. :)

I see that. We need to keep the posts though or the Falkie thread will catch up. 😎

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Noory appointed Hoagie as his "science advisor" very soon after he took over as main c2cam host after Art Bell retired around 2001-2002 I believe.

Noory started in January 2003.

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