The Sideways Locomotive Thread; Your Level of Patriotism, Hot Takes and Overall General Nonsense

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  1. bMORE607

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    Liberals downplay the tragic deaths of American citizens at the hands of illegal immigrants all while pointing out the people who tragically lose their life attempting to illegally cross our border. What is their true intention here?
     
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    I think a majority of Americans agree with that but we don’t see it because they stay out of it. I want to believe that anyways. It’s made the internet intolerable.
     
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    Don’t be an idiot. You’re better than that.
     
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    Can you show me where I am wrong?
     
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    It doesn’t have to be one or the other. It’s not cool anyone is dying. And anytime anyone starts arguments with “liberals think...” or “liberals downplay..” it’s inevitably followed by some agenda driven bullshit.

    It’s just a game people play at this point. I feel like all of American politics has lost all credibility. @Demarcus Kidd-Miller is dead on in that sense. I think that’s the silent majority view.
     
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    It is a response to their agenda. The one they have fought tooth and nail for the last 18 months until now when it has become a humanitarian disaster *and they think they can use it to their advantage. It went from a manufactured crisis to a disaster. We can talk about the failures of the Republicans all night. But you cannot dispute that the I hate America rally, A.K.A. the democratic debate featured a majority of candidates who used the deaths of a father and daughter who were trying to illegally enter the country to demonize our border laws. All while not bringing up the deaths of American citizens at the hands of illegal immigrants.
     
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    Its not one or the other---but how do you combat the sensationalist pandering without fighting fire with fire. It cant go unchecked b/c of the large population of absolute dispirits in this country.
     
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    So what you are saying is----Calipari works for Nike....:D
     
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    its moronic for anyone to think that the 1st US flag represents slavery in the 1st place, next they will want to do with Thanksgiving Day, the 4th of July, Memorial day and Labor day as it represent slavery and oppression.
     
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    Poor Nike sweatshop kids. All that work for nothing. At least they can go to bed at night knowing they work for a company that would never endorse oppressive behavior.
     
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    Colin Kaepernick reached out to Nike saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery .......

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    Yeah, those shoes are ugly. I find Nike capitulating to an out of the league blow average QB a little silly but they chose to go that route last year so not surprised they are letting him dictate this. I would prefer them listen to the Lebrons of their world.
     
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    Kapernick is an ambulance chaser.....He celebrates the 4th of July,then denounces the US and the 4th July,in Ghana, by saying:

    How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home.

    Ummmm, do what? First off, "home"? Ghana? Oh you mean the region that serves as the heart of modern day slavery??? That Ghana?



    Now.....the other part:

    "On a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs(independence)"....

    Again, ummmm----Huh? Look I know this old news---But certainly he doesn't think the signing of the Declaration of Independence started slavery-----Right? He cannot be this ignorant. He's not. He's actaully pretty damn smart. Which is why he'smaking millions as an ambulance chaser.

    He gets caught wearing a Dolphins hat at a FOURTH OF JULY PARTY....Yes---4th of JUly party. Then 4 years later, condemns the very holiday he was celebrating, in a country that to this day, practices slavery.

    You cant make this shit up....
     
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    USA! USA! USA!
     
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    Are fireworks still racist?
     
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    Only the white ones...Winking

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    i wonder how he feels about Democrats and their very strong connection to the Jim Crow Laws
     
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    For a guy to "cry" about slavery, while calling Gahna home, is beyond asinine. Then tops it off by calling the signing of the Declaration of Independence "the day that robbed his ancestors of their independence", is comical. Slavery began some 150 years BEFORE the signing of The Declaration. The United States didn't create slavery----it inherited it. Surely someone of Colin's stature would know this. The poster boy for the fight on oppression surely knew that slavery began some 150 years before the United States was formed---I mean, right? Technically---Slavery only existed in the Untied States for roughly 90 years. And if anything, the Betsy Ross Flag represents freedom. As it was a symbol of the colonial states, breaking away from the tyranny rule of Britain, i.e. The Union Jack.

    Colin is the worst kind of predator. He thrives on the tragedies of others.
     
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    I seriously doubt he has a clue who "Jim Crow" is.
     
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    Its an obvious PR stunt by Nike. They either planned for Kap to do this, or knew it would be an obvious response from him. Everyone else is just falling for their marketing ploy.
     
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    Which would be.................
     
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    I wouldn't be a bit shocked by this. Its exactly the type of person Kapernick is. He preys on the injustices, tragedies of those before him, for the betterment of himself. As my grandfather would say---"Son, that man talks out of both sides of his mouth......."
     
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    Let’s do real talk. I have a hard time getting worked up about 3 random deaths at the border when I see at least one killed in my city on the evening news every night.

    And Trump has lied one time after another. Nothing he says can be taken seriously. Yet this is the issue we are supposed to take seriously? Ok.

    Yes, it’s an issue and as much as I’d like to get on the rah rah let’s take it out on the poor Mexicans at the border train, I see much worse issues.

    And quite honestly, I don’t see Nike canceling a shoe as having any importance to my life, culture or country either. This is what I call Fox News fodder.
     
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    Created by who though??? Terrible thinking. Terrible message. Terrible ploy. Completely intentional. Who do U suppose orchestrated this. A GD sneaker with a flag on it——-too offensive??? To the derelicts that buy their overpriced shit when they literally can’t afford it. They take from the ignorant no job having idiots on s daily basis. They **** over the very people that beat their insanity drum. Buy it up part timers. Buy it up
     
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    Free advertisements from media, people posting on social media, etc...

    Yes there are people who will not buy Nike because of this. However, there are also people who will because of this.

    Like the saying , all publicity is good publicity. If I had to guess, Nikes stocks went up today.
     
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    And the freedoms that came from our independence provide him the right for his platform today. Blacks sold blacks into slavery. And hundreds of thousands of whites died for the blacks freedom here. Now a privileged black shouts woe is me.... and he gets paid for it....
     
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    Here's my obligatory post that will get @Kevin Bryan on the horn to @Longstrangetrip so the latter can show up and crack down on me for being political. Eyeroll
     
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    This is hardly real talk. Basically you are saying that you care more about the people who are being murdered in your city than the ones dying coming into our country illegally. That's interesting. Understandable, but interesting.

    What you are doing here talking about Trump's lies is the agenda driven bullshit you were talking about here. You are willing to see the people at the border living in the conditions that they are in because by acknowledging the crisis would somehow be like giving in to la resistance. You don't have to take Trump's word on this, you could take the words of everyone else who actually deals with the situation who have been screaming for years for Congress to do something. More importantly, Congress should have been taking their words.

    I am not sure what your point is with the "rah rah poor Mexicans" comment. Who is taking what out on the "poor Mexicans" at the border? And surely, I don't really have to enlighten you to the fact that not all Hispanics are Mexicans and that the vast majority of the people crossing the border are Central Americans.

    I do agree with you that canceling a shoe has no effects on my life. But you are being ignorant with your fox news crap. I haven't watched one second of fox news on this and I have seen it on every news program local and national that I have watched. So weird how you people always pull out the fox news garbage. It is pretty much confirmation that you hide in your liberal echo chambers.
     
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    Happy independence day ,dattier. I know it is one you love to celebrate.
     
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    FIFY.

    Have fun trolling all the liberals not engaging in this thread and collecting all the likes from the other conservatives doing the same thing. Don't forget to mention "liberal echo chambers" as often as possible for maximum irony!
     
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    Happy independence day ,dattier. I know it is one you love to celebrate.
     
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    Do you consider yourself a victim?
     
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    Isn’t freedom great? We live in the greatest country in the world because everyone has the same equality of opportunity here. Everyone can make it if they want to. That’s what makes this country so great!
     
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    He does. I can answer for him with certainty.
     
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