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

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  1. toonces11

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    I got real ****ing drunk last night celebrating the hell out of Independence Day. I basically finger pistol’d all the dependents by my actions. Feels good.
     
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    I’m actually on the fence on whether or not you could find a “datt” angle to the removal of this shoe being remotely rational?
     
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    I hope that fencepost put a ring on it. And that it splinters.

    GMLY. You've already rejected all objections and rationales. Nothing I could explain would be heard.
     
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    Does it seem like a PR stunt?
     
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    Congrats on the new kid, btw.
     
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    Prior to this thread, I wouldn't think Jordan would have that kind of pull over Nike, let alone some nobody like Krap nek.
     
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    Sorry . . . I might be moving a little slow this AM. What is GMLY? Legit question.
     
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    It was done on purpose. I’m not sure any of us would have known the shoe existed....and got pulled, if Nike didn’t make sure the story leaked.
     
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    Makes me glad I only wear Puma, Vans,and Cole Haan shoes. :D

    Funny story, I go through dress shoes like you wouldn't believe and I have a favorite pair of Cole Haans I really like. So I ordered 5 pairs in case they stopped selling them.
     
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    True story: I'm not allowed to use abbreviations of actual curse words.
     
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    I love adidas....but I’m obligated as a KS fan. Puma makes great kicks.
     
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    I have a couple of pairs of Adidas I bring out occasionally.I have more shoes than my wife. Not intentionally, but I own zero Nikes.

    I also have lot of hats.
     
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    Ooopps...... Tweet!
     
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    I have the Jordan 4s and Nike golf shoes. But I love all my adidas NMDs. I have quite a few hats, but oddly enough I don’t wear hats with my sports teams on them. I just realized this.
     
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    I’m so free that I worked 2 hours on the morning of the 4th of July even though I didn’t have to. God Bless America.

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    So far 3 people have made their bail today. I get to go release them and help them be free on America's freedom day.

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    I gotta work
     
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    Although Al Bundy was a legend at Polk High.
     
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    Not sure if you make a point in this post. What does my media consumption have to do with Fox News being a purveyor if this kind of news? Apparently I’m in the liberal echo chamber of Rivals.com and calling out the President’s lies over and over involves agenda. Facts? **** facts. Who needs facts?
     
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    Nike is a $29 billion dollar company, that has been around since the late 60's. If they need marketing ploys such as these to solicit business, then something is terribly amiss. I doubt they do. So in other words---its a shit move on Nike's part.
     
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    You brought up fox news. Why? What facts are you providing? What lies are you calling out? You're not making any sense.
     
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    OMG....So well done, Hail.

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    I do not wear anything Nike. Just by choice, really. Nothing to do with the company.
     
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    Because it’s unimportant news that focuses on culture and can be used to show “liberals have gone too far.” That’s Fox News in a nutshell.

    Never mind that this is about branding and Nike is a corporation interested in hard cold cash. That doesn’t fit the narrative.
     
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    Agreed. Regardless of what side of the isle you are on, can we just try to enjoy life a little and not look for faux outrage in anything and everything?
     
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    You really don't believe this----right? And if true, its very troubling. A company of Nike's stature, lowering themselves to this----FOr the purpose of marketing/branding? Wow. That's more troublesome than anything; IF TRUE. I mean I do not want to believe that a company such as NIKE----a $29 BILLION dollar company, would stoop to such levels, just for a little "free marketing". Damn.

    And lets be honest---- If true,its a ploy directed at the African American population. NIKE is targeting that race. It's a , "hey----look at us, black people. We stand for you. So....BUY are shoes, apparel, etc, etc...And IF Kap knew this? Well shit he ain't nothing more than an a "Uncle Tom", working for the man, selling out his own, for the betterment of himself. Yeah----a true warrior , battling for the rights of "his people".:rolleyes:

    Kaps claim of the Betsy Ross flag are flat out ridiculous.
     
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    I like a lot of Nike products. Their golf clubs were garbage but their golf clothing is solid, just like a lot of their athletic gear.
     
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    Just a yes or no question:

    Do you think this was a PR stunt orchestrated by Nike/Colin?
     
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    Everyone seems so entitled. It has become a joke. Everyone gets so offended over nothing. If you don’t like the shoe, don’t buy it. That flag never represented slavery (and still doesn’t!), yet here we are in 2019 with people trying to tie the two together.

    I’m sure there are people out there who could make an argument about why the color red should be banned because it’s offensive.
     
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    You think that I was talking about the bullshit with Nike when I made my comments about liberals? That's just noise. I am talking about the actions of the 20+ nitwits who are running for president and their pandering to illegals while ignoring the negative effects of illegal immigration.
     
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    slavery has been around since before the 1st Pyramid was built and its still happening in Africa, and part of the middle East.

    not to mention in the US and Europe that is known has White slavery. this guy needs to be shipped out of the US since he hates the US that much.
     
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    In primaries, candidates play to their bases so will take stances more pure to ideologues. Then they go to national elections and go more moderate. Obama, for instance, increased deportations at a higher rate than Bush. From the Fox News view, this is an example of liberal hypocrisy.

    From an independent point of view, it’s another example of how the two parties aren’t that different. It’s just rhetoric and campaigning.

    You can take that where you want to. It’s politics as usual. I’d expect nothing different.
     
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    Ate up with fox news. Jeesh.
     
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    Nike has always been a marketing company that just happens to sell shoes. It's always been about marketing with them. Costs Nike around $16 bucks for a pair of air jordans.
     
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    Betsy wasn't a politician. Winking
     
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    Dattier waving the white flag in this one. Kaepernick lol
     

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